Proceedings Of The First Conference Of The Construction History Society

Author: James Campbell
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0992875102
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Proceedings Of The First Conference Of The Construction History Society from the Author: James Campbell. Session papers cover a bevy of topics of interest to building and construction historians, including: The British cut clasp nail ; Concrete platforms in the North Sea ; Timber supply in colonial China 1840-1940 ; Pier Luigi Nervi vs Fazlur Khan: the developing of the outrigger system for skyscrapers ; Construction and structure of medieval gates.

From Rail To Road And Back Again

Author: Ralf Roth
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1409471152
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From Rail To Road And Back Again from the Author: Ralf Roth. 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: Ron Bridle
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ISBN: 9780727731982
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The Motorway Achievement from the Author: Ron Bridle. This volume presents detailed and comprehensive accounts of the construction of the motorway network, associated structures and who was involved. Each of the ten chapters focuses on a specific region of the UK, providing a background history of the area and its roads.

Short Course On Roadside Development

Author: Ohio State University. Dept. of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
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Short Course On Roadside Development from the Author: Ohio State University. Dept. of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.