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  • Paperback
  • 446 pages
  • Transport Revolutions
  • Richard Gilbert
  • English
  • 10 December 2017

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Transport Revolutions The Lives Of People Around The World, Particularly In Developed Countries, Depend On Relatively Inexpensive Movement Of People And Goods Now, Than Ever, The Prospect Of Rising Costs Puts Continuation Of This Transport Dependence In Question Costs Could Rise Significantly Due To The Needs To Reduce Pollution, Reverse Urban Sprawl, Enhance Security And, Above All, Use Fuel That Will Become Dramatically Expensive Than Those Used Now This Book Sets Out The Challenges That Will Soon Threaten Modern Society S Dependence On Low Cost Transport In The Light Of The Problems Posed By Oil Supply And Climate Change It Proposes Organizational And Technical Innovations That Could Ensure Effective, Secure Movement Of People And Goods In Ways That Minimize Environmental Impacts And Make The Best Use Of Renewable Sources Of Energy The Authors Conclude That 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 The Other Will Involve Powering These Drives Directly From The Electric Grid Rather Than From On Board Fuel The Authors Also Address Revolutions In Marine Transport And Aviation And Analyze The Politics And Business Of Transport And How These Will Undergo Profound Change In The Decades Ahead This Fresh Look At The Topic Offers Explanations, Challenges The Failures Of Governments And Industry And Proposes Strategies And Actions That Can Move Transport Towards Sustainability.


About the Author: Richard Gilbert

Richard Gilbert has had many jobs during a long working life including high school teacher, university professor, government scientist, elected politician, journalist, and consultant on transportation and urban issues with clients on five continents.He s produced numerous non fiction books and one novel, Skinner s Quests, published in 2016 see