Jean-Paul Rodrigue (2013), New York:
Routledge, 416 pages. ISBN 978-0-415-82254-1
Mobility is fundamental to economic and social activities
such as commuting, manufacturing, or supplying energy. Each movement
has an origin, a potential set of intermediate locations, a destination,
and a nature which is linked with geographical attributes. Transport
systems composed of infrastructures, modes and terminals are so embedded
in the socio-economic life of individuals, institutions and corporations
that they are often invisible to the consumer. This is paradoxical as
the perceived invisibility of transportation is derived from its efficiency.
Understanding how mobility is linked with geography is main the purpose
of this textbook.
The second edition of The Geography of transport systems
maintains the overall structure of its predecessor, with chapters dealing
with specific conceptual dimensions and methodologies, but the contents
have been revised and updated. It provides material about transportation
issues to practitioners, policymakers, educators, researchers, students,
and individual learners. It includes a wide variety of
media elements such as maps, figures and PowerPoint presentations. The second edition also offers
new topics and approaches that have emerged as critical issues in contemporary
transport systems, including security, energy, supply chain management
and GIS-T. Relevant case studies have also been included to underline
real world issues related to transport geography. Usage Conditions
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The Geography of Transport Systems, Second Edition, New York: Routledge.
Jean-Paul Rodrigue is Professor at the Department
of Global Studies and Geography at Hofstra University, New York.Claude Comtois is Professor of Geography at the
University of Montreal, Canada.Brian Slack is Distinguished Professor Emeritus
at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.