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Transport Geographies: Mobilities, Flows and Spaces

Transport Geographies: Mobilities, Flows and Spaces

Richard Knowles (Editor), Jon Shaw (Editor), Iain Docherty (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-405-15323-2

Jan 2008

316 pages

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$59.95

Description

A student-friendly, issues-based text providing an introduction to the key ideas, concepts and themes of transport geographies. It offers an empirically informed and theoretically robust narrative that highlights the important role of transport in economic, environmental, and urban geographies.

  • Emphasizes transport geography as a mainstream of human geography
  • An innovative, qualitative approach offering a wide theoretical and empirical base
  • A formidable collection of renowned experts in the field
  • Superbly illustrated
List of Figures.

Notes on Contributors.

Preface.

List of Abbreviations.

Part 1: Fundamentals of Transport Geographies:.

1. Introducing Transport Geographies: Jon Shaw (University of Plymouth), Richard Knowles (University of Salford) and Iain Docherty (University of Glasgow).

2. Transport and Economic Development: Danny MacKinnon (University of Aberdeen), Gordon Pirie (University of the Western Cape) and Matthias Gather (Erfurt University of Applied Sciences).

3. Transport and the Environment: Stephen Potter (Open University) and Ian Bailey (University of Plymouth).

4. Transport and Social Justice: Julian Hine (University of Ulster).

5. Transport Governance and Ownership: Jon Shaw, Richard Knowles and Iain Docherty.

Part 2: Transport Flows and Spaces:.

6. Connected Cities: Iain Docherty, Genevieve Giuliano (University of Southern California) and Donald Houston (University of Dundee).

7. Geographies of Rural Transport: David Gray (Robert Gordon University), John Farrington (University of Aberdeen) and Andreas Kagermeier (University of Trier).

8. Inter-urban and Regional Transport: Clive Charlton (University of Plymouth) and Tim Vowles (Colorado State University).

9. Global Air Transport: Brian Graham (University of Ulster) and Andrew R. Goetz (University of Denver).

10. International Maritime Freight Movements: Jean-Paul Rodrigue (Hofstra University) and Michael Browne (University of Westminster).

11. Individual Transport Patterns: Stephen Stradling (Napier University) and Jillian Anable (Robert Gordon University).

12. Transport, Tourism and Leisure: Derek Hall (Scottish Agricultural College).

Part 3: Future Transport Geographies:.

13. Transport Directions to the Future: Glenn Lyons (University of the West of England) and Becky Loo (University of Hong Kong).

14. Revitalized Transport Geographies: John Preston (University of Southampton) and Kevin O’Connor (University of Melbourne).

References.

Index

""I would argue that in all aspects—insight, critique, challenge, and reflection—the editors have crafted an excellent tome and one from which undergraduates, policy makers, communities, and individuals will certainly benefit."" (Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 2009)

""A timely, policy-relevant and cutting-edge collection which confirms the centrality of transport not only in how we understand contemporary globalised processes, but how these mobilities and flows are intimately woven into the fabric of everyday life."" (Geographical Journal, 2009)

""A valuable edited collection ... comprehensive, accessible and up-to-date guide. ... A wealth of student-friendly features and the collection is lavishly illustrated ... An excellent way into the topic."" (Times Higher Education)


  • Student-friendly, issues-based introductory text
  • Emphasizes transport geography as a mainstream of human geography
  • Highlights the role of transport on economic, environmental and urban geographies
  • An innovative, qualitative approach offering a wide theoretical and empirical base
  • A formidable collection of renowned experts in the field
  • Superbly illustrated