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1. Air Transportation: A Management
2. Emergency Care and Transportation
3. Emergency Care and Transportation
4. Air Transportation
5. Transportation: A Supply Chain
6. Transportation in Many Cultures
7. Transportation and Cargo Security:
8. Student Workbook to Accompany
9. The Geography of Urban Transportation,
10. Terrorism and the Maritime Transportation
11. Transportation (with InfoTrac
12. Visual Timeline of Transportation
13. A Practical Guide to Transportation
14. The Economics of Urban Transportation
15. Designing Geodatabases for Transportation
16. The Transportation Experience:
17. Sustainable Transportation: Problems
18. Urban Transportation Networks:
19. My Kind of Transit: Rethinking
20. An Introduction to Sustainable

1. Air Transportation: A Management Perspective
by John G. Wensveen
Paperback: 590 Pages (2007-11-06)
list price: US$69.95 -- used & new: US$54.08
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Asin: 0754671712
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Now in its Sixth Edition, "Air Transportation" by John Wensveen is a proven textbook that offers a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of air transportation management.In addition to explaining the fundamentals, this book now takes the reader to the leading edge of the discipline, using past and present trends to forecast future challenges the industry may face and encouraging the reader to really think about the decisions a manager implements. The Sixth Edition contains updated material on airline passenger marketing, labor relations, financing and heightened security precautions.Arranged in sharply focused parts and accessible sections, the exposition is clear and reader-friendly. "Air Transportation" is suitable for almost all aviation programs that feature business and management. Its accessible structure and style make it highly suitable for modular courses and distance learning programmes, or for self-directed study and continuing personal professional development. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Good perspective on the industry
Not bad, A generalized view on the structure of aviation management. Your basic stuff, Railway Labor act,Ntsb,Warsaw pact, blah,blah,blah. Book missed out on the real issues such as fuel costs ($149barrel of oil) overtaking labor costs and nearly bankrupting the entire system, (R.I.P. express jet,Air Italia,Frontier (hang in there) ,Northwest (now absorbed by Delta), Ahloha,ATA,Sterling,etc,etc. Book also missed out on the use of extreme cuts in operating costs and maximized load factors to counter the result of the extreme cost of fuel and a resession ladeneconomy. generic in scope but missed all the recent fun.

4-0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive textbook on air transportation management

This book provides a comprehensive coverage of various aspects of the air transportation business. The book is well written and easy to follow and understand which makes is accessible to a wide audience and all stakeholders of the air transport industry. Even those who are not familiar with the industry should find it easy to assimilate the information.

The positive points above are also the main drawback of the book for those that need a more indepth coverage of the subject, who may find the book a bit shallow. The authors also need to update the book to take into account the various major changes that continue to take place in the air transport industry.

Therefore I recommend the book to those seeking a comprehensive but basic knowledge of the air transport business.

4-0 out of 5 stars Well Organized Text on Managing Air Transportation
Whether you manage an airline, an airport, or aspire to do so, This text is for you. To the best of my knowledge, it is the only true textbook on management in the air transportation industry and it is worth every penny of its cost.

I have a long interest in the airline industry and it was nice to find a book that has no agenda that covers the subject. Although truly a textbook it is a well-organized, well thought out book that is easy to follow and understand. Perfect for students or managers in the industry.

5-0 out of 5 stars Classic Aviation Delight
I have purchased Mr. Wells books for many years. Every book is meticulously and painstakenly accurate. His books are most appropriate for college level and post-graduate aviation students beginning their formal training. Yet, I find myself scrambling back to all his books for background information, general and some detailed analysis all the time.

Include this book into your library. It's part of my classic aviation collection. There are chapter outlines, checklists, and relevant examples applied to give the novice a quick blast into an aerospace career.

5-0 out of 5 stars The best text on the market
This book is "the" standard book to use in any type of air transportation environment (industry, academia, self-use). This book is a one-stop shop for anything and everything one needs to know about aviation (GA and commercial). Looking forward to future titles by the authors. ... Read more

2. Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured, Tenth Edition (Hardcover Edition) (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Orange Book Series)
by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
Hardcover: 1584 Pages (2010-03-26)
list price: US$89.95 -- used & new: US$67.95
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Asin: 0763778494
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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A legend in EMS education just got better!In 1971, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) published the first edition of Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured and created the backbone of EMS education. Now, the Tenth Edition of this gold standard training program raises the bar even higher with its world-class content and instructional resources that meet the diverse needs of today s educators and students.Based on the new National EMS Education Standards, the Tenth Edition offers complete coverage of every competency statement with clarity and precision in a concise format that ensures student comprehension and encourages critical thinking. The experienced author team and AAOS medical editors have transformed the Education Standards into a training program that reflects current trends in prehospital medicine and best practices. New cognitive and didactic material is presented, along with new skills and features, to create a robust and innovative training solution for your course that will engage students minds.Interactive resources, including online testing and assessment materials, learning management system, and eLearning student resources, allow you the flexibility to build the course that works best for you and your students. The Tenth Edition is the only way to prepare EMT students for the challenges they will face in the field. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Heavy Duty Book
I picked this book up for my EMT class. Its just what I expected. The school was charging $125 for the soft cover, so picking this one up for below $80 was a steal, plus its a hardcover. The online modules help out a lot and the entire book includes good illustrations and tables for quick reference. A solid heavy duty text book. ... Read more

3. Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured, Ninth Edition
Paperback: 1296 Pages (2006-06-06)
list price: US$69.95 -- used & new: US$50.00
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Asin: 0763744050
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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For nearly 35 years, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons has been a driving force in the field of EMS education, first by publishing Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured.Now, the Ninth Edition continues that dedication and commitment to training future EMT-Basics and the instructors who are paving their way.

Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured, Ninth Edition is the center of an integrated teaching and learning system that will help define the future direction of EMS education.It combines comprehensive medical content with dynamic new features and interactive technology to better support instructors and to help prepare students for the field.

An interactive skills DVD is packaged free with each copy of the text. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars No dvd included
There was not a dvd included. It would have been nice to know before purchasing this product as a student who requires a complete product package.

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome
The transaction I had on 8/21/09 was a wonderful experience. Initially, I was very jerky on getting my textbook online,because I was never a fan to that. As of the time I got my text,there was no other avenue of getting it except online. I had no other choice but to give a try because time to use it was running out. The seller gave me a window of 7-14 business days but I got within 3days. The text is "Transportation of the sick & injured, 9th edition" new one. It has been serving its purpose since I got it. It's awesome.

5-0 out of 5 stars Good transaction
Book came promptly and customer service was excellent (responded to my emails very quickly) they strived to make my experience fantastic. The CD came broken in the book but that was due to shipping and they would have given me a full refund but I opted out. Book was in condition described.

5-0 out of 5 stars Used books are great
It was a pleasure buying the used books for my EMT class.It was a fraction of the cost for the course book and two work books.I would do it again and have recommended my friends to do it as well.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great product!
Great book, in excellent condition, shipped quickly and just what I needed for my class! ... Read more

4. Air Transportation
Paperback: 736 Pages (1020-10)
list price: US$79.75 -- used & new: US$79.75
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Asin: 0757531806
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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1-0 out of 5 stars This book is horrible
I bought it as it was required for a class i was taken. 99% of the book is copied from the regulations, the book is cluttered, void of detailed analysis, and dull. It reads like watching concrete set.

5-0 out of 5 stars Interesting book
This is a book that I am using for an online course I must complete for a college degree. I seems to be very up-to-date and informative. It not to big but it resembles the size of a college textbook and is just about as involved as one. Language is very aviation oriented.

5-0 out of 5 stars Just Keeps Getting Better!
This is the second edition of this book that I have owned. I used both for undergraduate and graduate classes at Embry-Riddle.

This book just keeps getting better. It serves as a good reference for aviation history in addition to the main subject of Air Transportation.

The author provides a wealth of information but is still easy to understand. The reference material on aircraft and manufacturers towards the end was not expected, but another informative resource, as was the section regarding commercial aviation safety and a number of case studies.

A nice touch is the "Laugh Breaks" between the chapters, which is a collection of different aviation an ATC communications that I have all heard, but only seen for the first time in publication here. They don't add to the professional information, but are nice, short little diversions.

Most textbooks I use for class and then resell. I've kept BOTH copies. The old one I keep at my the hangar, and the newer one I keep at home, to use as references. ... Read more

5. Transportation: A Supply Chain Perspective
by John J. Coyle, Robert A. Novak, Brian Gibson, Edward J. Bardi
Hardcover: 528 Pages (2010-03-04)
list price: US$218.95 -- used & new: US$181.06
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Asin: 032478919X
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Delivering comprehensive coverage of current domestic and global transportation trends, TRANSPORTATION: A SUPPLY CHAIN PERSPECTIVE, 7e helps readers understand both the fundamental role and importance of transportation in companies and in society, as well as the complex environment in which transportation service is provided today. The book takes a managerial approach from both the shipper's and carrier's perspective to provide readers with a thorough overview that examines domestic and international transportation systems and their legal issues. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Back in School
I'm working on a Master's Degree and this book was required for one of my classes. The book itself is what you would expect from a textbook. Nothing fancy, nice durable construction. We seem to be going from cover to cover and so far it is well written, easy to use and very up to date. I know Amazon did not ask for a reference, but they were considerably cheaper than other sources. And I got it quicker than I expected, 3-5 days. ... Read more

6. Transportation in Many Cultures (Life Around the World)
by Martha E. H. Rustad
Paperback: 24 Pages (2009-01)
list price: US$6.95 -- used & new: US$3.44
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Asin: 1429633794
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Helps children developing multicultural understanding. This book features photos of homes, families, schools, and clothes around the world. It helps readers connect with kids in many cultures. ... Read more

7. Transportation and Cargo Security: Threats and Solutions
by Kathleen M. Sweet
Hardcover: 416 Pages (2005-08-19)
list price: US$74.20 -- used & new: US$29.96
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Asin: 0131703560
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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The first of its kind, Transportation and Cargo Security covers all aspects of transportation security as it relates to air, maritime, railroad, trucking, mass transit, and pipeline security. Comprehensive in coverage, it looks at the many participants involved in transportation security--manufacturers, shippers, freight forwarders, truckers etc.--and how the agencies, laws and regulations impact their effectiveness. With exceptional coverage of history, global threats and new technologies, this book will help readers understand the need for adequate transportation security and how to implement basic master security plans that will improve transportation security across the system. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent reference for anyone who deals with transportation security
On any given day at America's airport terminals, grandmothers are asked to remove their shoes, raise their arms, and submit to a wanding with a magnetometer. That is in stark contrast to commercial transportation security, where even nearly seven years after 9-11, risks far greater than grandma go unchecked.

The book Transportation and Cargo Security: Threats and Solutions provides a comprehensive look at the myriad details involved with the complex, dynamic world of commercial transportation security. It includes information on maritime, land (railroad, trucking, mass transit), pipeline, and air transportation modes.

The book's 14 chapters provide a thorough overview of the specific topics that cross sectors, such as threats, countermeasures, and personnel concerns, as well as laws, regulations, government agencies, and standards for specific sectors.

Many books on these security topics include over-the-top statistics and fail to present a pragmatic view. Transportation and Cargo Security takes a practical yet hardheaded look at the core issues, which gives the reader a superb understanding of the various threats to the transportation system.

What is frustrating is that the book often refers to laws passed just after 9-11, yet many agencies and industries are still noncompliant with the many requirements contained in those laws.

Transportation and Cargo Security: Threats and Solutions is an excellent reference that anyone who deals with transportation security will find extremely valuable. This is the book that everyone in transportation security should have read.

5-0 out of 5 stars Worth the Investment
Worth the Invest

The authors have relevant and current information that highlights the importance of the topic

Bernie Martin PE ... Read more

8. Student Workbook to Accompany Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured
Paperback: 690 Pages (2002-01-15)
list price: US$54.95 -- used & new: US$52.40
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Asin: 0763719439
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Developed for use with Emergency Care and Transportation ofthe Sick and Injured, Eighth Edition, the Student Workbook is designed toencourage critical thinking and aid comprehension of the course materialthrough: summaries of each chapter objective with page references, casestudies, figure labeling exercises, crossword puzzles, matching, fill-in-the-blank, and multiple-choice questions. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Insufficient information in description
I was left in quite an expensive bind when i found that i had purchased the incorrect edition of this book. A detailed description with emphasis on which edition it is would have been appreciated.

1-0 out of 5 stars Excellent customer service
The book arrived missing the first 14 chapters.One email to the seller and a full refund including shipping was issued. Excellent customer service.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book!
It takes a lot of extra time to get through the workbook after the reading material and online quizzes, but overall, it really enforces learning of the material.Great book!

5-0 out of 5 stars AAOS workbook
When working with the AAOS textbook this is an exellent way to make sure you fully understand what you're reading and apply it.

4-0 out of 5 stars Study guide
The test is HARD!!! This study guide allowed me to hone in on the chapters I needed more help with.Get it in the "package" with your textbook to save some money. ... Read more

9. The Geography of Urban Transportation, Third Edition
Hardcover: 419 Pages (2004-08-06)
list price: US$80.00 -- used & new: US$50.00
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Asin: 1593850557
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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A highly successful text and professional resource, this classic work is now in a fully revised and restructured third edition. Leading geographers and urban planners present the foundational concepts and methodological tools that readers need to understand and engage with today's pressing policy issues. Covered are such key topics as passenger and freight dynamics in the American metropolis; the urban transportation planning process, including the use of GIS; and questions related to public transit, land use, energy, equity, environmental impacts, and more. Updated throughout with a heightened emphasis on policy--and featuring over 100 maps, charts, and photographs--the third edition contains new chapters on intercity travel and transportation finance. In addition, a new concluding chapter integrates key themes and provides some practical approaches to solving urban transportation problems.
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3-0 out of 5 stars Informative, but boring
Assigned as a textbook.The book is pretty informative, and a good text for those with a limited background in transportation planning.However, it is mostly boring, and can be a very dense read at times.It also appears that some of the chapters have never been updated despite being the third edition, many use old data to come to questionable conclusions while making examples.Other chapters appear to be fully up to date and aware of the current conditions of things. ... Read more

10. Terrorism and the Maritime Transportation System
by Anthony M. Davis
Paperback: 232 Pages (2008-04-28)
list price: US$15.95 -- used & new: US$14.35
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Asin: 159594236X
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Terrorism and the Maritime Transportation System gives an alternative definition of terrorism and how we should be postured to fight against it in today's world. After a four-year survey, we have an inside look from the voices of law enforcement, intelligence, security and emergency management personnel. This book discusses areas of the Maritime Transportation System that are unheard in the news, yet challenges the security of our nation. Are we prepared? ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Singapore port terror attack could be worse than Lehman collapse
In an April 15th 2010 interview, the brilliant Anthony Davis, author of the bestselling book "Terrorism and the Maritime Transportation System" speaks exclusively to Defence IQ's Bryan Camoens on the economic impact of a terrorist attack on Singapore's port.
Anthony is the Founder of the Homeland Security Group and publisher of the Homeland Security Reports, read worldwide by the law enforcement, intelligence, security and emergency management communities. "Terrorism and the Maritime Transportation System" made it to the bestseller list for 60-weeks straight. For the full article click [...]
Terrorism and the Maritime Transportation System

3-0 out of 5 stars TERRORISM AFLOAT
Terrorism and the Maritime Transportation System by Anthony M. Davis (USCG Ret.) gives some good basic insight to the lay reader as to the extensive responsibilities of the USCG, and the astronomical job they have of protecting the coast lines, and various water ways that are incumbent upon safety and economic trade within this country.

Mr. Davis basically gives the reader a "thumb-nail' sketch of various scenarios regarding possible terrorist/ criminal attacks on various vessels and the entire maritime infrastructure.Many of these scenarios are built upon certain historical catastrophes and events that helped to lay the present foundations for possible future responses to assaults on the maritime system.

The book reads more like a specialized text for a USGC or, Law enforcement related seminar rather than the general public.Much of the information within this book is of a very basic nature.I'm sure the author did not want to give out "too much specialized information" on this topic for obvious reasons, especially after 911.

However,Mr. Davis gives enough information for the reader to at least, appreciate the overall complexity of this particular industry and its massive problems looming in the dark holds of these potential floating steel bombs.

His writing technique is more class-room orientated than I would have liked, but the subject matter and potential repercussions of terrorism in the maritime transportation system is enough to... leave the reader sitting in a cold sweat.

Despite the author's Federal Bureaucratic make up ( I too was one), and writing style...he has none the less, exposed our real "Achilles heel." If something is not done to help protect this vital area then, we are flirting with an ultimate disaster that may just totally whitewash the 911 attacks by comparison!

5-0 out of 5 stars Understand How Our Country is At Risk & Being Protected
My wife suggested I read this book. I am glad I did. So much goes into understanding how our country is protected and needs to be protected.

The author is very knowledgeable as he was a former maritime investigator and a prior maritime intelligence officer. I trust what he says in his book.

This book helped me understand exactly what we are up against when it comes to criminals and terrorists.

I highly recommend this book to people so they can understand what is all involved in protecting our country.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fascinating
They say that farewarned is forearmed, and if that's the case, then Anthony Davis' book is a fantastic weapon in the continuing goal to protect ourselves. He tackles so many things I never would have even begun to consider. It was hard for me to stop reading this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Education We Need to Read to Protect Ourselves
"Terrorism and the Maritime Transportation System Are We on a Collision Course?" by Anthony M. Davis USCG, Ret. is an interesting book on the challenges our law enforcement and other agencies have to keep the USA safe.

The book describes the agonizing steps the officers have to go through to determine if the incident in question is a crime or a terrorist act.

The book will educate you on the new laws passed due to terrorism.

Anthony M. Davis does a wonderful job explaining why the Middle East does not get along with the Jewish people. The fact may surprise you that it is not about religion.

The book further describes all of the work we as a nation need to be doing to keep ourselves protected. There are so many areas that terrorists could threaten our citizens.

I am glad I read this book to further educate myself. We as citizens of the USA need to be aware of what is going on to keep ourselves safe. I suggest you read this fascinating and educational book. Then writing our congressmen to make the necessary changes to keep our families safe!

Brilliantly written to easily read and understand. ... Read more

11. Transportation (with InfoTrac )
by John J. Coyle, Edward J. Bardi, Robert A. Novack
Hardcover: 525 Pages (2005-01-24)
list price: US$218.95 -- used & new: US$100.98
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Asin: 0324202148
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Transportation service isn't as simple as you think. TRANSPORTATION goes in-depth and explains the fundamental role that transportation plays in our society. By looking at both domestic and international transportation systems, as well as their legal issues, you'll get a thorough, easy-to-understand overview. Plus, TRANSPORTATION gives you the tools you need to succeed in this fast-paced and rapidly changing industry. In class or on the road, TRANSPORTATION gives you the edge. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Transportation Book
The book's title says it all...I needed this textbook for supply chain/transportation class on a last min notice & got it shipped FAST!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Transportation
The book was in excellent condition, I will return to the vendor next time I need a book.

3-0 out of 5 stars Editing
Purchased this book for instruction in entry level Transportation Course, to which it seems basically well suited. The book however suffers from chronic poor editing of the charts and graphs, poor layout of some charts, such as the motor carrier unit cost chart, and the chart detailing the quantities of foodstuffs consumed in New York. I would let this go if it occurs once, but lack of quality control in these areas comes through more than that. A good entry level text with good scope. I will have to fill in the gaps to assure understanding.

5-0 out of 5 stars Transportation Textbook
This is a textbook provides good balance between transportation history and up-to-date transportation industry information.The case studies are well-written, reinforcing and complimenting what is presented in each chapter.Worth every penny. ... Read more

12. Visual Timeline of Transportation
by Anthony C. Wilson
 Hardcover: 48 Pages (1995-09-15)
list price: US$16.95 -- used & new: US$20.00
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Asin: 1564588807
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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A visual timeline of things that go covers more than five hundred types of vehicles, from hot air balloons to the space shuttle, and describes in lavishly illustrated detail the developing technologies of each form of transportation. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Informative, Illustrated book about Transportation
This book written for the 4th-8th grader is chalked full of information. It does not read as a story, but as a resource. There is a time line, dates, and description. It is interesting to see the progression. Good resource book. ... Read more

13. A Practical Guide to Transportation and Logistics
by Michael B. Stroh
Hardcover: 284 Pages (2006-06-30)
list price: US$39.95 -- used & new: US$39.55
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Asin: 0970811519
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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A Practical Guide to Transportation and Logistics provides an overview of the key elements of business logistics. Written in a clear and starightforward style, this new and expanded third edition is a valuable tool for the student and the front-line manager. A Practical Guide to Transportation and Logistics provides the reader a basic understanding of such topics as: Domestic Transportation, International Logistics, Export/Import Procedures and Techniques, Warehousing and Inventory Management, Logistics Technology Issues, Logistics Outsourcing/Third-Party Logistics and Negotiation Strategies. Additional features include Money-saving tactics you can implement now and Logistics Lore - Real-world stories of relevant logistics issues. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Totalmente Decepcionado
Compre este libro e inmediatamente me dedique a su lectura, realmente es una decepción, las paginas que se pueden leer en la web para promocionar el libro no permiten visualizar realmente lo escaso de su contenido y de su profundidad.

En una revisión previa alguien decia que si se era un comprador con estudios avanzados no deberia comprar este libro, sino mas bien una persona que esté trabajando en el tema. No estoy de acuerdo, este libro quizas sirva para una introducción brevissima del tema.

Lo mas decepcionante son los apendices, excesivos en cantidad y pobres en contenido

5-0 out of 5 stars A Practical Guide...So Practical !
As it's title said, It is a practical guide, very inlightful.
I only spent 6 hours in read it, all the topics are well described and I acquired a lot of logistics concepts.
In the past I review other logistics book, but definitly this is the book.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Logistics professional starting point
If you want to become a logistics professional in the US this is the right starting point. Very practical and concise it gives an execellent overview over the various aspects of logistics from an US based business point of view.

5-0 out of 5 stars Freight Broker
The information is outstanding.It really helps you know the basis day to day operations in the transportation field. A great starter publication.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great review
The book is informative, and easy to read. I got it in a timely mannor and the price was right. I saved a lot compared to buying it from the school ... Read more

14. The Economics of Urban Transportation
by Kenneth Small, Erik Verhoef
Paperback: 296 Pages (2007-11-16)
list price: US$65.00 -- used & new: US$52.66
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Asin: 0415285151
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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The book applies mutually consistent models of demand, cost, pricing, investment criteria and industrial organization, so that they can be combined to describe equilbria of the entire urban transportation system. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars The book is good, but the class is better!!
This good is very complex for somebody that, like me, doesn't have a economics background. The math is quite simple (I'm an engineer, so my math is very good), but you need a lot of concepts and definitions from economics that you only get in regular courses of microeconomics and econometrics.

If you are not an economists and have never taken an microeconomics course, start with Varian's microeconomics book...

Other than that, I'd really recommend you to take his course at UCI if you can... His classes are great, although he only teaches once every 3 or so years...

5-0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive and updated, a must have for the serious practitioners
This is a college textbook any serious transportation planner, economist and engineer must have in its library. Comprehensive and up to date. As an example, the chapter on pricing includes not only the Singapore case, but also the latest implementations of congestion pricing, including London, Norway, and Stockholm, and also a discussion of the technologies used for practical implementation of road pricing.

Though the economic impact valuation of climate change is just briefly discussed, it caught my attention that as good economists the authors had the courage of being politically incorrect by saying openly that "...precise prediction of effects of carbon dioxide on climate is impossible" (see page 105), but don't get confused, they are not deniers, the subject is objectively discussed within the context of environmental externalities caused by automobiles in urban areas. ... Read more

15. Designing Geodatabases for Transportation
by J Allison Butler
Paperback: 461 Pages (2008-08-01)
list price: US$64.95 -- used & new: US$38.79
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Asin: 158948164X
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Designing Geodatabases for Transportation addresses the development of a GIS to manage data relating to the transportation facilities and service commonly organized around various modes of travel for accurate and reliable data exchange. Transportation involves several modes of travel, and although the details of each mode can be quite different, this book demonstrates how all follow a basic conceptual structure. That structure consists of an origin, a destination, a path between the two, and a conveyance that provides the ability to move along the path to establish a common data structure.
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4-0 out of 5 stars Review from LocalPlan.org
Books on the geodatabase tend to be oriented toward the introductory side (quite often geared toward teaching basic geodatabase concepts over a 16 week semester) or written at a level that is not attainable to the GIS novice.Designing Geodatabases for Transportation reaches well beyond the introductory level to provide a thorough explanation of the geodatabase, however it also takes the time to create a foundation based on fundamental geodatabase concepts.

At 461 pages Designing Geodatabases for Transportation probably shies away from being a weekend read to brush up on the geodatabase before launching into a project, but it is a solid reference for someone looking to trudge through the material prior to setting off on a geodatabase project.The author (J. Allison Butler) breaks the book down into three sections (Basic geodatabase design concepts, Understanding transportation geodatabase design issues, and Enterprise-level solutions and modal data models).

While not suited to someone new to GIS, Butler presents a resource that allows those with a comfortable working knowledge of GIS to begin working on applied geodatabase design.Overall, Design Geodatabases for Transportation is laid out in 18 chapters and could be used in an intermediate or advanced level GIS course (although it's important to note that the book does not have tutorials and doesn't come with the almost standard evaluations copy of ESRI software).

Designing Geodatabases for Transportation allows the reader to get comfortable with the idea of transportation in GIS.It also allows reader to expand their knowledge in how the geodatabase can be incorporated into their data management plans.Butler takes time to address the incorporation of GIS transportation standards such as the UNETRANS network data model.The book's intense focus on a specialty matter narrows the audience, but by the same token it provides a level of knowledge that is sometimes hard to come by in GIS books.Rather than focusing on the end products of a GIS (i.e. maps), Butler takes the time to work with the mechanics of transportation data.

5-0 out of 5 stars Designing Geodatabases for Transportation - RECOMMENDED
The book proved beneficial for anyone interested in learning about how transportation-related GIS data can be structured.It covers general fundamentals about GIS data management, from relational database techniques, database design, and provides great examples that other books covering the same material may not describe as well.This book encouraged me to take a look at how I manage my GIS data and guided me on how to improve on data management.Overall, it's a good book to have, a good resource for GIS transportation planners, GIS Managers, Modelers, or GIS practioners in general.

5-0 out of 5 stars Shows how to blend data from different sources and how to solve common database design issues
Any GIS professional and any library catering to general GIS pros and transportation documentation issues needs Designing Geodatabases for Transportation, an in-depth survey of data processing transit information. It explores data modeling and other techniques adaptable to changing requirements, shows how to blend data from different sources and how to solve common database design issues, and most importantly - provides specifics linking databases to transportation needs. It's this focus that makes Designing Geodatabases for Transportation a pick beyond the usual computer library shelf.

5-0 out of 5 stars We've needed this for a long time
The first of its kind, Designing Geodatabases for Transportation is likely to remain the best of its kind. Al Butler has violated several "rules" of technical writing:

* He has opinions, isn't afraid to express them, and does so in an engaging, conversational style enlivened by war stories and thinking outside the polygon. Most technical texts have no discernible voice and read as dull as dirt (apologies to soil scientists).

* He pragmatically and mercifully separates "need to knows" from "nice to knows", steering the reader around minutiae only a true nerd could love; yet retains that deeper content in unobtrusive places. Many technical works overwhelm the reader with information, providing no indication of relative importance.

* He manages to make ArcObjects comprehensible to the non or new programmer by providing simplified object model diagrams.

* He demystifies the arcana of internal ArcGIS data types, relationship classes, and other poorly explained (elsewhere) geodatabase concepts.

* Most importantly, he maps geodatabase structures to their counterparts in relational database theory. The more you understand the relational database foundation of the geodatabase, the better you'll be at designing them--this section alone makes the book worthwhile. If you're a database person adding the Geographic to your Information Systems background, this book will greatly aid your transition.

As for the transportation content, it's all there--linear referencing, dynamic segmentation, traffic counts, HPMS, editing and publishing data for State DOTs, network datasets and even geometric networks (typically not used for transportation purposes), the evolution of GIS transportation data models, etc.

Finally, and refreshingly, the author takes a one-size-does-*not*-fit-all approach, providing the reader a pick and choose, cookbook-like approach to suit individual need.

Still working my way through the book, but nodding my head in agreement more often than usual--a good indication, to me anyway, that the author:

* Knows his subject matter
* Has a gift for conveying that knowledge clearly to others.
* Has been out in the real world, solving real world problems
* Understands the business side of the Transportation house

Highly recommended to anyone interested in general geodatabase design, specific geodatabase design (transportation and possibly utility geodatabase design since linear referencing and networks play a role), and transportation GIS.

Al Butler was instrumental in helping develop the GISP certification program, and this book is another fine contribution to the GIS profession. We've not only needed this book--we need more books written like it. To my relief, it was and is not YASTMB--Yet Another Show-and-Tell Map Book. It's a practical how-to and reference for doing your job better.

Buy this book and buy copies for Transportation colleagues--they'll be asking to borrow yours, so get ahead of the game. ... Read more

16. The Transportation Experience: Policy, Planning, and Deployment
by William L. Garrison, David M. Levinson
Paperback: 472 Pages (2005-10-20)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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While much of the transportation systems in Europe and the United States are mature (if not senescent), the rest of the world is still planning, developing, and deploying new systems. The accomplishments and mistakes of places like the United Kingdom and the United States, then, can teach us lessons that may be applied to places where transportation remains nascent or adolescent.The Transportation Experience seeks to understand the genesis of transportation policy in America and the UK, along with the roles that this policy plays as systems are innovated, deployed, and reach maturity, and how policies might be improved. The work presents case studies of particular transport experiences in rail, road, water and air (with a special emphasis on railroads), and then finds commonalities in all of these experiences with thematic analyses that are often bold and unconventional.The book is predicated on the idea that the story of transportation policy can tell us what transportation, is, does, and might do in the future, and at an even broader level, how society has learned to create, deliver, and operate large, complicated systems. It should appeal to students and researchers in a broad array of fields, including geography, civil and environmental engineering, and public policy. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Best book I've read on transportation
I am not an expert in the field of transportation but I am interested in the history of technology and the synthesis of various areas of expertise, which is why I found this book rewarding.

The title and the major part headings were a bit vague but further reading proved to be worthwhile.

Parts include:

Life Cycle of the Railroads
Modal Experiences
Transit, Turnpike, highways, canals, ocean, aviation
Inputs and Outputs
Communication, energy, environment, finance, forecasting, time, land
Creating Experiences
Innovation, technology, imagination, benefits

The book is accessible to an educated reader and advanced knowledge of the field of transportation is not necessary. However, a broad interest in transportation, policy, city planning, economics, geography, and in particular, network development is definitely a plus.If you can read academic writing this book is fine.

The main question that the book asks is:Why can't we do better in the field of transportation?This question is then answered by looking not only at transportation itself but all the other areas that affect transportation.The book looks at well developed modes of transport (railroad) and speculates about possible futures, such as PRT (personal rapid transit).The authors' aim to use the past to speculate on the future and to point alternative routes of development that are still available to other parts of world. This is interesting for not being purely descriptive, though it is heavy in case history.

One of the interesting facts that I found in the book was that the S-curve of innovation was first used by Tarde in 1890, which makes all the self-glorious management books on innovation neither overly innovative nor well researched.

Overall, a surprisingly good read for me.The pull-out boxes provide interesting short reading the history of various things such as Bell Labs, air mail, and the US Army Corps of Engineer.The main body of the text asks and analyses why the field of transportation has not done better but argues we can do well in the future if we, the reader, understand the underlying history, logic, and knowledge boundaries of transportation systems.

I give it 4 and a half stars, but I never give 5. ... Read more

17. Sustainable Transportation: Problems and Solutions
by William R. Black Phd
Hardcover: 299 Pages (2010-01-04)
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During the last two decades, sustainability has become the dominant concern of transportation planners and policymakers. This timely text provides a framework for developing systems that move people and products efficiently while minimizing damage to the local and global environment. The book offers a uniquely comprehensive perspective on the problems surrounding current transportation systems: climate change, urban air pollution, diminishing petroleum reserves, safety issues, and congestion. It explores the full range of possible solutions, including applications of pricing, planning, policy, education, and technology. Numerous figures, tables, and examples are featured, with a primary focus on North America.

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18. Urban Transportation Networks: Equilibrium Analysis With Mathematical Programming Methods
by Yosef Sheffi
 Hardcover: 416 Pages (1985-01)
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Isbn: 0139397299
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19. My Kind of Transit: Rethinking Public Transportation in America (Center for American Places - My Kind of . . . series)
by Darrin Nordahl
Hardcover: 176 Pages (2009-04-01)
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In America’s car-dominated landscape, public transit has long played second fiddle, but rising gasoline prices and the global warming crisis point to a need for alternative means of transportation. Darrin Nordahl sets the stage for these efforts by proposing that the experience of public transit and the quality of the ride are pivotal to the success of public transit.

My Kind of Transit explores America’s most beloved transit systems and how they work. From San Francisco’s cable cars to Pittsburgh’s funiculars to the streetcars of New Orleans, Nordahl recounts a transportation history of both short-sighted planning and visionary policies, and reveals that current American transit systems contain many key elements for successfully expanding public transport. My Kind of Transit explains the characteristics of ideal transit, or “passenger enrichment,” such as transit vehicles that offer views of the surrounding landscape and systems that enable diverse peoples to interact.

Successful public transport must be a uniquely enjoyable experience for riders, My Kind of Transit contends, and it offers a new vision of civic engagement that occurs when we step out of our cars and onto the train.
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20. An Introduction to Sustainable Transportation: Policy, Planning and Implementation
by Preston L. Schiller, Eric Bruun, Jeffrey R. Kenworthy
Paperback: 400 Pages (2010-05)
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Asin: 1844076652
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Transportation plays a substantial role in the modern world; it provides tremendous benefits to society, but it also imposes significant economic, social and environmental costs. Sustainable transport planning requires integrating environmental, social, and economic factors in order to develop optimal solutions to our many pressing issues, especially carbon emissions and climate change.

This essential multi-authored work reflects a new sustainable transportation planning paradigm. It explores the concepts of sustainable development and sustainable transportation, describes practical techniques for comprehensive evaluation, provides tools for multi-modal transport planning, and presents innovative mobility management solutions to transportation problems. Students of various disciplines, planners, policymakers and concerned citizens will find many of its provocative ideas and approaches of considerable value as they engage in the processes of understanding and changing transportation towards greater sustainability.

This text reflects a fundamental change in transportation decision making. It focuses on accessibility rather than mobility, emphasizes the need to expand the range of options and impacts considered in analysis, and provides practical tools to allow planners, policy makers and the general public to determine the best solution to the transportation problems facing a community.

The book starts by placing transportation within the broader sustainability discussion, emphasising a comprehensive approach to sustainability planning and introducing the notion of "regenerative transportation". In sections on policymaking and planning the book examines how decisions are currently, and how they should be, made—explaining the complex and often misunderstood area of public participation. The authors explain demand management as applied to transportation and present lessons from other public arenas and areas of application, especially in urban-suburban areas.

The text takes readers through each and every mode of transport, beginning with human-powered modes and ending in motorized modes, including marine and air transport. The modes are analyzed separately and in comparison with others according to several criteria: Capacity/utility/functionality considerations; infrastructure demands; resource consumption; land use considerations; pollution; and costs. In ways that non-technically trained readers as well as planning students professionals can find useful the book includes guidance on how to optimize transportation systems; balancing economic, social and environmental objectives while creating just, robust, and diverse, rather than one-size-fits-all, solutions. The modes are grouped and compared within their respective contexts, and there is vital discussion and differentiation between passenger and freight-goods transport. The final section develops a comprehensive summary of the previous chapters and develops arguments for sustainable transportation policymaking and integrated planning, providing international examples and case studies and extracting from them general applications for integrated sustainable transportation. Featuring extensive international examples and case-studies, textboxes, graphics, recommended reading and end of chapter questions, the authors draw on considerable teaching and researching experience to present an essential, ground-breaking and authoritative text on sustainable transport. ... Read more

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