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Transport Revolutions

Moving People and Freight Without Oil

by Richard Gilbert

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  • 36 Currently reading

Published by Earthscan Publications Ltd. .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Social impact of environmental issues,
  • Transport industries,
  • Transport planning & policy,
  • Business & Economics,
  • Business / Economics / Finance,
  • Business/Economics,
  • Industries - Transportation,
  • Public Transportation,
  • Railroads - General,
  • Transportation / General,
  • General,
  • Energy conservation,
  • Environmental aspects,
  • Transportation

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages304
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11908450M
    ISBN 101844072487
    ISBN 109781844072484

    EraDateMobilityPaleolithicc. , years agoFirst migrations from Africac. 35, years ago First migrations by sea to Australasia c. 18, years ago . Transport Revolutions B Table of Contents This book sets out the challenges that will soon threaten modern society's dependence on low-cost transport in light of the problems posed by oil supply and climate change.

    CiteSeerX - Document Details (Isaac Councill, Lee Giles, Pradeep Teregowda): Having read this book, one is left with a feeling that the important issues raised should have been at the forefront of policy debates for many decades, not just now. The basic argument is that transport must move away from its almost complete dependence of oil to alternative energy sources. The Accelerating Transport Innovation Revolution: A Global, Case Study-based Assessment of Current Experience, Cross-sectorial Effects and Socioeconomic Transformations, offers a comprehensive view of current state-of-the-art and practices around the world to create innovation on a revolutionary scale and connect research to commercial.

    Article “Transport Today” From Gilbert And Pearl’s Book Titled Transport Revolutions. I have chosen to write a detailed review of the movie Food Inc. and an analysis of the article “Transport Today” from Gilbert and Pearl’s book titled Transport Revolutions: Moving People and Freight without Oil for my portfolio because I found these two literal items quite informative and thought. The first part of the book is a historical perspective o n previous transport revolutions and a n assessment of how we have g ot t o where we are. The authors a Author: David Banister.


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Transport Revolutions by Richard Gilbert Download PDF EPUB FB2

Transport Revolutions comes from a transport policy and practise rather than theoretical perspective, making it more readable than much academic work on this subject. The authors advance the thesis that peak oil is coming - the book was published in and they estimate as the date of peak - and a revolution in transport is needed to /5.

First and foremost, the title, Transport Revolutions--Moving People and Freight without Oil suggests that this book is one of the usual advocacies for alternative fuels, new technology, etc. While this may be true, to me the book's main value is its serving as an overview of the transportation industry from a nontraditional by:   First released inthe bestselling Transport Revolutions argued that land transport in the first half of the 21st century will feature at least two revolutions.

One will involve the use of electric drives rather than internal combustion by: Of all the advancements of the Transportation Revolution, the construction of railroads was the most significant.

The first railroads carried goods for short distances, but the idea of a railroad sparked interest. Inventors and engineers wanted to be able to develop a railroad that could be Transport Revolutions book to carry goods or even passengers long distance.

Transport Revolutions synthesizes engineering, economics, environment, organization, policy and technology, and Transport Revolutions book extensively on current data to present important conclusions.

The authors argue that land transport in the first half of the 21st century will feature at least two by: Transport Revolutions: Moving People and Freight without Oil sets out the challenges to our growing dependence on transport fuelled by low-priced oil.

These challenges include an early peak in world oil production and profound climate change resulting in part from oil use.

It proposes responses to ensure effective, secure movement of people and goods in ways that make the 3/5(2). Transport Revolutions presents an ambitious vision of a world, 15 years from now, that is well on its way to kicking oil and being run on renewably produced electricity.

The book’s authors, internationally recognized transport policy experts Richard Gilbert and Anthony Perl, readily acknowledge the enormity of this challenge, with transport worldwide currently 95 percent. Get this from a library. Transport revolutions: moving people and freight without oil.

[Richard Gilbert; Anthony Perl] -- This book sets out the challenges to our growing dependence on transport fuelled by low-priced oil. These challenges include an early peak in world oil production and profound climate change.

The book's main argument, informed by these recent events, is that revolutions in transport can be expected during the next few decades, chiefly because oil will become scarcer. The new edition maintains a worldwide perspective, with focuses on the U.S.

and China. "Transport Revolutions enlightens readers on a series of concepts and should be very useful for practitioners interested in analyses from a global to a local scale. Undoubtedly, this book provides the reader with a fresh perspective and a source of inspiration for several topics that are now current in transportation planning" – Simone.

Transport Revolutions: Moving People and Freight Without Oil Richard Gilbert, Anthony Perl New Society Publishers, May 1, - Transportation - pages5/5(1). Argues that land transport in the first half of the 21st century will feature at least two revolutions.

One will involve the use of electric drives rather than internal combustion engines. Another will involve powering these drives directly from the electric grid. The impacts on transport of scarcer and more expensive oil pose major challenges to humanity.

They require revolutions in our thinking about mobility, and consequent changes in all forms of transport. Transport Revolutions analyses five episodes of rapid and radical change in the way people and goods have travelled. It examines the worldwide. Transport Revolutions synthesizes engineering, economics, environment, organization, policy and technology, and draws extensively on current data to present important conclusions.

The authors argue that land transport in the first half of the 21st century will feature at least two revolutions. The impacts on transport of scarcer and more expensive oil pose major challenges to humanity.

They require revolutions in our thinking about mobility and consequent changes in all forms of ort Revolutions analyses five episodes of rapid and radical change in the way people and goods have : New Society Publishers. Transport Revolutions analyzes five prior episodes of rapid and radical change in the way people and goods travel.

It examines the worldwide state of transport today, especially its energy use and impacts, positive and negative. The impacts on transport of scarcer and more expensive oil pose major challenges to humanity. They require revolutions in our thinking about mobility, and consequent changes in all forms of transport.

Transport Revolutions analyses five episodes of rapid and radical change in the way people and goods have travelled. It examines the worldwide /5(18). Transport Revolutions synthesizes engineering, economics, environment, organization, policy and technology, and draws extensively on current data to present important conclusions.

The authors argue that land transport in the first half of the 21st century will feature at least two : Taylor And Francis. The authors of Transport Revolutions argue that oil production may well peak in ; while oil will have a long twilight, in their transportation scenario it has been replaced in part by electricity.

In the light of crude oil prices over $ US per barrel inthis book arrives with perfect timing. First and foremost, the title, Transport Revolutions--Moving People and Freight without Oil suggests that this book is one of the usual advocacies for alternative fuels, new technology, etc.

While this may be true, to me the book's main value is its serving as an overview of the transportation industry from a nontraditional perspective/5(3). book Transport revolutions: moving people and freight without oil Richard Gilbert, Anthony Perl Published in in London by Earthscan Learning from past transport revolutions -- Transport today -- Transport and energy -- Transport's adverse impacts -- The next transport revolutions -- Leading the way forward.

Cited by: TRANSPORT REVOLUTIONS; THE BOOK THE AUTHORS CONTENTS PRAISE CORRECTIONS TO TYPOS, ETC. ORDER RICHARD GILBERT is a Toronto-based consultant whose work focuses on transport, energy, and urban governance.

During a long, varied career he has produced 14 books and several hundred book chapters, major reports, and scholarly and .We're happy to welcome back UC Davis Professor - and transportation expert - Daniel Sperling for a presentation of his fascinating on book on vehicles of the future, Three Revolutions on Thursday, April 26th at p.m.

Transportation is on the cusp of revolutionary change. With electric, automated, and shared vehicles no longer imaginings of a distant future, we have the .