Minicars, Maglevs, and Mopeds: Modern Modes of Transportation around the World

This book presents more than 150 cases that describe the most up-to-date surface transport technologies and routes in use on every continent in the context of cultures, politics, economics, and the environment. The book shows how transportation plays a role in the migration of people and information, nation-building, economic development, environmental alteration, and access to and the use of resources. It provides: (1) an understanding of the world's current major forms of transportation; (2) highlights technological innovations that will shape the future of transportation in the United States and globally; (3) incorporates information about green modes of transport (and fuels) and environmental issues related to transportation; and (4) includes illustrations that highlight key developments in land transport of the future around the world.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Pagination: 380p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01608441
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9781440834943
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 17 2016 11:03AM