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The Geography of Transport Systems

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Edition:
3rd
ISBN13:

9780415822541

ISBN10:
0415822548
Format:
Nonspecific Binding
Pub. Date:
8/13/2013
Publisher(s):
Routledge

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Summary

Mobility is fundamental to economic and social activities such as commuting, manufacturing, or supplying energy. Each movement has an origin, a potential set of intermediate locations, a destination, and a nature which is linked with geographical attributes. Transport systems composed of infrastructures, modes and terminals are so embedded in the socio-economic life of individuals, institutions and corporations that they are often invisible to the consumer. This is paradoxical as the perceived invisibility of transportation is derived from its efficiency. Understanding how mobility is linked with geography is main the purpose of this book. The third edition of The Geography of Transport Systemshas been revised and updated toprovide an overview of the spatial aspects of transportation. Each chapter covers a specific conceptual dimension including networks, modes, terminals, freight transportation, urban transportation and environmental impacts. A final chapter contains sixteen methodologies linked with transport geography such as accessibility, spatial interactions, graph theory and Geographic Information Systems for transportation (GIS-T). The third edition offers new and updated material and case studies, namely security, energy, green logistics, as well as a revised content structure and figures. This book provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the field, with a broad overview of its concepts, methods, and areas of application. The accompanying website for this text contains a useful additional material, including digitial maps, PowerPoint slides, databases, and links to further reading and websites. This text is an essential resource for undergraduates studying transport geography, as well as those interest in economic and urban geography, transport planning and engineering.


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