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Road to Nowhere

Road to Nowhere

Author : Paris Marx
Publisher : Verso Books
Release Date : 2022-07-05
Category : Social Science
Excerpts : How to Build a Transportation System to Provide Mobility for All Road to Nowhere exposes the flaws in Silicon Valley’s vision of the future: ride-hailing services such as Uber and Lyft to take us anywhere; electric cars to make them ‘green’; and automation to ensure transport is cheap and ...
Alfred Raworth s Electric Southern Railway

Alfred Raworth s Electric Southern Railway

Author : Peter Steer
Publisher : Pen and Sword Transport
Release Date : 2022-04-30
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Excerpts : The Southern Railway between 1923 and 1939 was the only British company to carry out a sustained programme of electrification which became known as the Southern Electric. Unlike many recent projects, each incremental step was completed on time and within budget. This successful project was more impressive as it was achieved during ...
Chiltern Railways

Chiltern Railways

Author : Adrian Shooter
Publisher : Pen and Sword Transport
Release Date : 2022-03-30
Category : Transportation
Excerpts : This book, uniquely, gives an insight to the business strategy and its delivery that underpinned the performance of one of Rail Privatisation’s greatest successes. It also shows the reader some of the many ‘behind the scenes’ jobs which are essential to the functioning of a railway but which are ...
Fundamentals of Medium Heavy Duty Diesel Engines

Fundamentals of Medium Heavy Duty Diesel Engines

Author : Gus Wright
Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Learning
Release Date : 2021-05
Category : Diesel automobiles
Excerpts : "Fundamentals of Medium/Heavy Duty Diesel Engines, Second Edition offers comprehensive coverage of every ASE task with clarity and precision in a concise format that ensures student comprehension and encourages critical thinking. This edition describes safe and effective diagnostic, repair, and maintenance procedures for today's medium and heavy vehicle diesel ...
Samuel Pepys and the Strange Wrecking of the Gloucester

Samuel Pepys and the Strange Wrecking of the Gloucester

Author : Nigel Pickford
Publisher : The History Press
Release Date : 2021-09-30
Category : History
Excerpts : In 1682, Charles II invited his scandalous younger brother, James, Duke of York, to return from exile and take his rightful place as heir to the throne. To celebrate, the future king set sail in a fleet of eight ships destined for Edinburgh, where he would reunite with his young pregnant ...
Dead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning

Author : Diane Vaughan
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release Date : 2021
Category : Social Science
Excerpts : "When two airplanes were flown into the World Trade Center towers on September 11, 2001, Americans watched in uncomprehending shock as first responders struggled to react to the situation on the ground. Another remarkable and heroic feat was taking place in the air: more than 550 air traffic control centers across the country ...
Transport in Human Scale Cities

Transport in Human Scale Cities

Author : Mladenović, Miloš N.
Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
Release Date : 2021-08-27
Category : Business & Economics
Excerpts : This timely book calls for a paradigm shift in urban transport, which remains one of the critically uncertain aspects of the sustainability transformation of our societies. It argues that the potential of human scale thinking needs to be recognised, both in understanding people on the move in the city and ...
Challenger and Barracuda Powertrain Databook  1970 2021

Challenger and Barracuda Powertrain Databook 1970 2021

Author : Rick O. Rittenberg
Publisher : Rick O. Rittenberg
Release Date : 2021-08-02
Category : Transportation
Excerpts : Challenger and Barracuda Powertrain Databook: 1970-2021 applies to 1970-74 Challenger and Barracuda and 2008-21 Challenger models. The book presents engine and drivetrain information in a clear and concise chronological format for quick reference. This book is packed with the following essential information: - VIN breakdown, model identification, engine/transmission combinations ...
The Freight Broker Book

The Freight Broker Book

Author : Forrest Rhodes
Publisher : Forrest Rhodes
Release Date : 2021-06-01
Category : Business & Economics
Excerpts : Are you interested in working from home by starting a profitable freight brokerage business? Do you want a done-for-you guide from start to finish that brings you closer to your dream of becoming a successful freight broker? If this is you, then read on… In today’s world, the freight ...
101 Pat Downs

101 Pat Downs

Author : Shawna Malvini Redden
Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
Release Date : 2021-06
Category : Political Science
Excerpts : Two million people fly commercially every day in the United States, and every single passenger must interact with members of airport security. Why do travelers put up with long lines and invasive screenings? Why do Transportation Security Administration officers (TSOs) put up with the disrespect and anger directed at them? ...
The Lost Boys of Montauk

The Lost Boys of Montauk

Author : Amanda M. Fairbanks
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release Date : 2021-05-25
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Excerpts : An immersive account of a tragedy at sea whose repercussions haunt its survivors to this day, lauded by New York Times bestselling author Ron Suskind as “an honest and touching book, and a hell of a story.” In March of 1984, the commercial fishing boat Wind Blown left Montauk Harbor on ...
Premonitions of the Titanic Disaster

Premonitions of the Titanic Disaster

Author : Terry Keefe
Publisher : Troubador Publishing Ltd
Release Date : 2021-03-28
Category : Transportation
Excerpts : Passengers cancelling their tickets for Titanic’s maiden voyage out of apprehension; a famous social reformer who died on Titanic, warned in 1911 that he would be in danger from water in April 1912; inhabitants of the remote islands of Fiji aware of the sinking before reports of the collision reached the ...