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Self-explanatory March 13 2010
By Jan Husdal - Published on
Format: Paperback
This is a book I've wanted to lay my hands on for a long time. This is a book that every geographer with an interest in transportation should read. It is also a book that every transportationist with a sense for geography should read. Even if your main focus is just transportation and nowhere near geography, this book will fascinate, because it so brilliantly explains, explores, researches and reviews the spatial impact of transportation systems and how they have shaped the world that surrounds us.

Transportation networks are the main arteries of society, ensuring a 24/7 operation of the community we live in. Transportation systems are also essential to supply chains. Without a proper transportation system supply chains cannot function properly. However, the menial day-to-day operations related to transportation are often overlooked in supply chain management. This book goes a long way in bridging this gap, as it touches upon topics such as freight transport and locations of terminals. It also extends the term supply chain by introducing a new term: the commodity chain.

It is not often that I fall in love with textbooks at first sight, and this is a book that will not spend much time collecting dust in my bookshelf, as I will read and use it again and again...
Great Book Feb. 17 2014
By Brian L Moore - Published on
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Required text for my Master's Degree in Logistics Management. Full of great information and will be on my bookshelf for future reference.
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Good overview of transportation industry June 9 2012
By Sean - Published on
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I liked this books as it gives out an high level overview of the transportation industry and explain the logistics of the inland and oceans freights.