The Man Who Travelled On Motorways

Author: Trevor Hoyle
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1848669283
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The Man Who Travelled On Motorways from the Author: Trevor Hoyle. During his long, late-night drives along the motorways of Britain - through Manchester, London and the South Lancashire mill towns - our narrator falls victim to a series of psychoses. Soon these familiar landscapes are no longer what they seem, taking on a nightmarish quality as he descends into reminiscence and doubt, and the objective world crumbles to dust in his hands. The Man Who Travelled on Motorways is a cult classic, the first novel to exploit the mystique of motorway travel - the realities, unrealities and fantasies that take over the mind of the long-distance driver - from award-winning novelist Trevor Hoyle.

From Rail To Road And Back Again

Author: Colin Divall
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131713186X
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From Rail To Road And Back Again from the Author: Colin Divall. The coming of the railways signalled the transformation of European society, allowing the quick and cheap mass transportation of people and goods on a previously unimaginable scale. By the early decades of the twentieth century, however, the domination of rail transport was threatened by increased motorised road transport which would quickly surpass and eclipse the trains, only itself to be challenged in the twenty-first century by a renewal of interest in railways. Yet, as the studies in this volume make clear, to view the relationship between road and rail as a simple competition between two rival forms of transportation, is a mistake. Rail transport did not vanish in the twentieth century any more than road transport vanished in the nineteenth with the appearance of the railways. Instead a mutual interdependence has always existed, balancing the strengths and weaknesses of each system. It is that interdependence that forms the major theme of this collection. Divided into two main sections, the first part of the book offers a series of chapters examining how railway companies reacted to increasing competition from road transport, and exploring the degree to which railways depended on road transportation at different times and places. Part two focuses on road mobility, interpreting it as the innovative success story of the twentieth century. Taken together, these essays provide a fascinating reappraisal of the complex and shifting nature of European transportation over the last one hundred years.

The Motorway Achievement

Author: Peter Baldwin
Publisher: Thomas Telford
ISBN: 9780727731968
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The Motorway Achievement from the Author: Peter Baldwin. The creation of the UK motorway network in the second half of the 20th century facilitated a dramatic improvement in the mobility of people and goods and contributed greatly to the prosperity enjoyed today. Key coverage Recounts the many attempts to promote substantial road improvement and new road planning in the first half of the 20th century Includes a reprint of Sir Frederick Cook's seminal report along with other papers reflecting the altered attitude to motorways An account of Harold Watkinson's contribution, who, though not the first to announce a motorway, did more than most Ministers of Transport to initiate the motorway programme Economic appraisal and forecasting techniques used The technical problems that had to be mastered in the persistent search for better value for money How the Transport Research Laboratory contributed to better safety through its interest in engineering, materials and design Chapter devoted to geometric design

Death And The Motorway

Author: David Gilbey
Publisher: Interactive Publications
ISBN: 1876819782
Size: 78.70 MB
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Death And The Motorway from the Author: David Gilbey. "Selected poems by an experienced poet, academic and critic who has travelled extensively to Japan and Europe. He teaches Creative Writing and Literature at the Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga, where he was a founding member of Wagga Wagga Writers Writers, as well as the editor of Four Ws magazine."--Provided by publisher.

Magic Motorways

Author: Norman Bel Gedes
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1446545776
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Magic Motorways from the Author: Norman Bel Gedes. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Transport Debate

Author: Jon Shaw
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447301943
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The Transport Debate from the Author: Jon Shaw. At a time when transport is high on the political agenda and government decision-making is being vigorously scrutinised, there is a need for an incisive and accessible analysis of the key policy issues. This book is a highly readable introduction to the transport debate from two experts in the field. The authors celebrate the advantages of a modern transport system, but argue that years of poorly conceived and executed transport policy have resulted in Britain’s transport system being far worse than it should be. They show that a substandard transport system creates economic, social and environmental costs, but demonstrate how these can be addressed through affordable and politically deliverable changes. Using a refreshingly novel approach, Shaw and Docherty use the familiar idea of the journey as the basis for their discussion. The book follows members of the Smith family as they uncover a wide array of transport issues, including why the problems we all encounter as we travel around actually come about; which policy trade-offs were responsible for creating them in the first place; what impacts we all have to suffer as a result; and what we can do to fix them. This lively and engaging approach will make the book ideal for a wide readership.

Random Targets

Author: James Raven
Publisher: Robert Hale
ISBN: 0719816378
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Random Targets from the Author: James Raven. A sniper launches a series of deadly attacks on Britain's motorways, striking in the dark during rush hour and causing total carnage. No one knows who he is, or why he's doing it, but, as the death toll rises, fear grips the entire nation. It's up to DCI Jeff Temple of the Major Investigations Team to bring the killing spree to an end but, as he closes in on the sniper, Temple makes a shocking discovery about the motive behind the attacks. A ghastly precedent has been set and Temple soon realizes that in future anyone who drives on Britain's motorways risks becoming a random target.

The Grim Reaper

Author: Jennie Dodd
Publisher: Chipmunkapublishing ltd
ISBN: 184991351X
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The Grim Reaper from the Author: Jennie Dodd.

Eyewitness Travel Family Guide Italy Rome Lazio

Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465455655
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Eyewitness Travel Family Guide Italy Rome Lazio from the Author: DK. DK Eyewitness Travel Family Guide Italy: Rome & Lazio, from the groundbreaking family travel series, is written by parents and guarantees the entire family will enjoy their trip to Italy. With child-friendly sleeping and eating options, detailed maps of main sightseeing areas, travel information, language tips, budget guidance, age range suitability, and activities for every area, DK Eyewitness Travel Family Guide Italy: Rome & Lazio is the ultimate guide to stress-free family travel. The guide also includes dedicated "Kids Corners" that feature cartoons, quizzes, puzzles, games, and riddles to inform, surprise, and entertain young travelers as they explore everything Italy has to offer.

Eyewitness Travel Family Guide Italy Venice Northeast Italy

Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465455663
Size: 72.66 MB
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Eyewitness Travel Family Guide Italy Venice Northeast Italy from the Author: DK. DK Eyewitness Travel Family Guide Italy: Venice & Northeast Italy, from the groundbreaking family travel series, is written by parents and guarantees the entire family will enjoy their trip to Italy. This thorough guide covers Venice, the Grand Canal, the Basilica di San Marco, Campo Santa Margherita, Arsenale and Museo Storico Navale, the Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia, the Verona Arena, Lake Garda, Riviera del Brenta, Padua, Treviso, Trieste, Trentino-Alto Adige, Bolanzo, and Merano. The guide also includes dedicated "Kids Corners" that feature cartoons, quizzes, puzzles, games, and riddles to inform, surprise, and entertain young travelers as they explore everything Venice and Northeast Italy have to offer. With child-friendly sleeping and eating options, detailed maps of main sightseeing areas, travel information, language tips, budget guidance, age range suitability, and activities for every area, DK Eyewitness Travel Family Guide Italy: Venice & Northeast Italy is the ultimate guide to stress-free family travel.