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Transport in Britain, 1750-2000 By Philip S. Bagwell

Transport in Britain, 1750-2000

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Highlighting long term themes in Britain's transport history, this book looks at the dilemmas facing modern society and suggests several possible solutions. It covers all the major forms of transport, from the horse to the aeroplane, setting them in their historical context.

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Transport in Britain, 1750-2000: From Canal Lock to Gridlock by Philip S. Bagwell

Britain's history has been and still is a history of its transport. The Industrial Revolution, which made Britain the Workshop of the World and underpinned its empire, was made possible by the improved roads and new canals of the eighteenth century, and by the railway network of the nineteenth. As cities grew, transport continued to be central to Britain's economy, yet its infrastructure became steadily inadequate. Faced by too many cars in too small an area, and by an urgent need to spend vast sums to modernise the public system, transport has now become one of the most pressing and controversial issues for our time. "Transport in Britain" is a complete history of a fascinating and highly important subject. It covers all the major forms of transport, from the horse to the aeroplane, setting them in their historical context. It highlights long term themes in Britain's transport history, looks at the dilemmas facing today's society and suggests possible solutions.

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About Philip S. Bagwell


Philip Bagwell is Emeritus Professor of History, University of Westminster. Peter Lyth is Lecturer in History at the University of Tel Aviv.

Table of Contents


Illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Inland Navigation; 2 Coastal Shipping; 3 Road Transport before the Car; 4 The Growth of the Railways; 5 British Railways, 1914-1945; 6 Motor Transport; 7 Urban Transport; 8 Nationalisation; 9 Technology and Transport; 10 Air Transport; 11 Privatisation; 12 The Decline of Public Transport. 13 Problems and Possibilities; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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GOR005889148
Transport in Britain, 1750-2000: From Canal Lock to Gridlock by Philip S. Bagwell
Philip S. Bagwell
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2006-07-27
287
1852855908
9781852855901
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