Transport in modern Britain.
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Published by Oxford University Press in London, New York .
Written in English



  • Great Britain.


  • Transportation -- Great Britain.

Book details:

Edition Notes

SeriesChanging world series
LC ClassificationsHE243 .M3
The Physical Object
Pagination64 p.
Number of Pages64
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5334760M
ISBN 100198334222, 0198334230
LC Control Number72188033

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The best-selling first edition of Moderñ Transport Geography provided a topical transport textbook, based on geographical theory and focused on contemporary issues. This new, expanded, updated and. economically superior to wagon transport in the densely populated regions of Britain in the s. Relatively quickly railways spread to the rest of Britain, Europe, and the United States. By emerging railway networks could be found in most parts of the world, including India, China, Latin America, and Africa. A brief history of the evolution of transportation over time Since ancient times, in order to effectively move goods and people, first of all the vehicles and the infrastructure, on which the means of transport could transit, had to be made available. Hereafter a brief flashback of the way they these two variables did evolve over time. Vehicles.   MODERN MEANS OF TRANSPORT - Recent developments in transport by land, sea and air, have been made necessary by the modern, 'high-pressure' age in which we live, and made possible by scientific and.

Steam locomotives operated on main lines until , followed by diesel and electric ‘modern traction’. This category of books, maps, timetables and other ephemera comprehensively covers all aspects of the railways of Britain, including its locomotives, rolling stock, infrastructure and operations.   Published in , Economic History of Transport Britain is a valuable contribution to the field of Economic History. Roads and motorways are Britain's primary domestic transport routes. There are some , miles (, km) of roads in Britain. Travel by car, van or taxi is by far the most common means of transport, accounting for 85 per cent of passenger mileage in Great Britain. Since first publication in , Modern Britain has been widely used as a comprehensive and straightforward introduction to some of the most important features of British life today. The author provides a clear account of a wide range of topics that are keys to understanding the British culture including the system of government, the structure of education, the social services, family life and.