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By Arnulf Grübler

The ebook supplies a quantitative and long term (200 years) background of the evolution of person shipping infrastructures and a synthesis of the ensuing structural adjustments within the shipping zone. The research covers a couple of international locations (USA, Europe and the USSR). comparison on the overseas point and of the advance of person shipping structures (canals, railways, roads and autos, air delivery) is completed by means of utilising a constant, quantitative research framework derived from diffusion idea. The technique is new in its integrative and holistic photograph and exact within the quantitative information base assembled. advantages to readers in academia comprise an outline of diffusion study and technique, and of the quantitative heritage of delivery infrastructures. For readers from utilized shipping coverage and making plans, the solid styles pointed out within the person existence cycles of infrastructures and of the structural adjustments within the delivery method provide new insights approximately destiny developments and their ensuing results on delivery and effort making plans.

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