A title in the Foundations of Economic Geography Series, this work reviews and analyzes "fundamental concepts that relate transportation patterns and structures to other forms of human occupance". It does not attempt to provide a synthesis of all work in a large and diverse field. Rather, it concentrates on the organization of an area as a partial function of transportation networks and systems, through an appraisal of some of the more useful models for 'real world' applications." The authors state that their book represents "a survey of some ways in which geographers have approached the study of transportation". The book's seven chapters are titled: "Transportation and Spatial Processes", "Transportation and Spatial Structure"; "The Gravity Model"; "Structural Analysis of Transportation Networks: Aggregate Measure"; "Structural Analysis of Transportation Network: Measures of Nodal Accessibility"; "Allocation Models"; and "Summary and Some Unanswered Questions". The appendix is titled "Some Statistical Considerations".

  • Corporate Authors:

    Prentice-Hall, Incorporated

    Route 9W
    Englewood Cliffs, NJ  United States  07632
  • Authors:
    • Taaffe, E J
    • Gauthier, H L
  • Publication Date: 1973

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 226 p.

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00057563
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: High Speed Ground Transportation Journal
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Book
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 6 1976 12:00AM