The Geography of Transport Systems Paperback – Jul 13 2009
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The Geography of Transport Systems provides an up-to-date and thorough text for introductory courses in Transportation Geography. With both conceptual and methodological elements, this book provides students with qualitative and quantitative tools for approaching analyses of transport systems. Whether their interests are economic, social, or environmental, students will find material in this accessible text to meet their needs.
Kevin Curtin, George Mason University, USA
This is a well-structured textbook for transportation geography. It effectively covers almost all geographical aspects of transportation systems. For each chapter, the concept-method organization is very useful for students to understand the theoretical aspects of transportation and how these theories can be applied in practice. The contents covered in this book are highly relevant to current research and practice. Dr. Changshan Wu, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA
This textbook, written by three well-known transport geographers, is a good example of the vitality and vibrancy of contemporary work in transport geography, especially in terms of its relevance to directly related subfields such as economic geography.
Andrew R. Goetz, University of Denver, USA and the Journal of Economic Geography
About the Author
Jean-Paul Rodrigue is an Associate Professor in the Department of Global Studies and Geography at Hofstra University, New York.
Claude Comtois is Professor of Geography at the University of Montreal, Canada, and is affiliated with the Research Centre on Enterprise Networks, Logistics and Transportation of the same institution.
Brian Slack is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.
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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...
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