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21. The Economics of Urban Transportation
22. An Introduction to Sustainable
23. Mass Transportation Problems:
24. Last Exit: Privatization and Deregulation
25. Designing Geodatabases for Transportation
26. Refresher: Emergency Care And
27. Transportation (Around the World
28. Sustainable Transportation: Problems
29. The Transportation Corps; Operations
30. Transportation: A Geographical
31. The Transportation/Land Use Connection
32. Thunderbird Lounge: An Aviator's
33. Urban Transportation Networks:
34. Securing Global Transportation
35. Transportation Engineering: Planning
36. Exploring Transportation
37. Jane's High-Speed Marine Craft
38. The Great Book of Transport: The
39. Trains (Transportation Around
40. Transportation Systems Security

21. The Economics of Urban Transportation
by Kenneth Small, Erik Verhoef
Paperback: 296 Pages (2007-11-16)
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Asin: 0415285151
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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

22. 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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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

23. Mass Transportation Problems: Volume I: Theory (Probability and Its Applications)
by Svetlozar T. Rachev, Ludger Ruschendorf
Hardcover: 540 Pages (1998-03-24)
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This is the first comprehensive account of the theory of mass transportation problems and its applications. In Volume I, the authors systematically develop the theory of mass transportation with emphasis to the Monge-Kantorovich mass transportation and the Kantorovich- Rubinstein mass transshipment problems, and their various extensions. They discuss a variety of different approaches towards solutions of these problems and exploit the rich interrelations to several mathematical sciences--from functional analysis to probability theory and mathematical economics. The second volume is devoted to applications to the mass transportation and mass transshipment problems to topics in applied probability, theory of moments and distributions with given marginals, queucing theory, risk theory of probability metrics and its applications to various fields, amoung them general limit theorems for Gaussian and non-Gaussian limiting laws, stochastic differential equations, stochas!tic algorithms and rounding problems. The book will be useful to graduate students and researchers in the fields of theoretical and applied probability, operations research, computer science, and mathematical economics. The prerequisites for this book are graduate level probability theory and real and functional analysis. ... Read more

24. Last Exit: Privatization and Deregulation of the U.S. Transportation System
by Clifford Winston
Paperback: 188 Pages (2010-09-14)
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In Last Exit Clifford Winston reminds us that transportation services and infrastructure in the United States were originally introduced by private firms. The case for subsequent public ownership and management of the system was weak, in his view, and here he assesses the case for privatization and deregulation to greatly improve Americans satisfaction with their transportation systems. ... Read more

25. Designing Geodatabases for Transportation
by J Allison Butler
Paperback: 461 Pages (2008-08-01)
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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

26. Refresher: Emergency Care And Transportation of the Sick And Injured (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons)
by Carol L. Gupton, Rhonda J. Beck, Andrew N. Pollak
Spiral-bound: 624 Pages (2006-10-22)
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The Complete EMT-Basic Refresher Training Solution! Refresher: Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured, Second Edition is written with the experienced EMT-Basic in mind. It is designed to meet the needs of EMT-Basics who are in the process of recertifying, in all settings and at all skill levels. Refresher is part of an integrated teaching and learning system that brings the best resources to both EMS instructors and recertifying EMT-Basics. It combines complete medical content with dynamic new features and interactive technology to support instructors and providers. The Second Edition thoroughly covers the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) EMT-Basic Refresher National Standard Curriculum, and includes a wealth of enhancements to enrich EMT-Basic education. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars EMT-B Refresher
This book was in great condition, the supplier shipped the product in a timely fashion; would buy from this seller again.

5-0 out of 5 stars great purchase
Great purchase. Book wasnew as described. Got it just in time for my class.I would recommend this seller

4-0 out of 5 stars Good reference for the EMT
This text is traditionally seen in the classroom, however not all EMTclasses utilize this text and some technicians may not be familiar with it.In essence, the text is designed to provide the necessary knowledge tobecome an Emergency Medical Technician.

Content includes basicphysiology, medical terminology, patient assessment, and emergencyinterventions on the basic life support level. The book assumes no priormedical knowledge on the part of the reader and the information ispresented in a clear and logical manner.

The text is also useful to thelayman who would appredciate a more in depth approach to the recognition ofmedical emergencies and life saving interventions. ... Read more

27. Transportation (Around the World Series)
by Margaret C. Hall
Paperback: 32 Pages (2003-04)
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28. 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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29. The Transportation Corps; Operations Overseas
by Joseph Bykofsky
Paperback: 690 Pages (2010-03-27)
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The book has no illustrations or index. It may have numerous typos or missing text. However, purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original rare book from the publisher's website (GeneralBooksClub.com). You can also preview excerpts of the book there. Purchasers are also entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from more than a million books without charge. Original Publisher: Washington, Office of the Chief of Military History, Dept. of the Army; Publication date: 1957; Subjects: World War, 1939-1945; ... Read more

30. Transportation: A Geographical Analysis
by William R. Black Phd
Hardcover: 375 Pages (2003-06-06)
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This comprehensive text provides an authoritative introduction to transportation geography. With a primary focus on the United States, the volume also examines problems and trends in Europe and other parts of the developed world. Students gain a solid grasp of the history, definitions, and core concepts of the field, as well as models for analyzing transportation networks and flows between regions. Environmental, economic, and social issues in transportation planning and policy are addressed, and the uses of geographic information systems in transport (GIS-T) are discussed in detail. Written in a clear, straightforward style, the volume emphasizes real-world applications of the concepts discussed and identifies promising directions for future research. No advanced mathematical knowledge on the part of the reader is assumed.
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4-0 out of 5 stars Good Book
Book is good covering all cost and spatial interactions however it should have dealt the usage of Genetic Algorithms and Multi criteria Decision Analysis. ... Read more

31. The Transportation/Land Use Connection
by Daniel R. Mandelker
 Paperback: 376 Pages (2007-07-01)
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Communities that integrate transportation and land-use policies are better able to manage growth, improve the efficiency of travel, and contain infrastructure costs. Highways have shaped America's growth—and will continue to do so—but highways ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars TLC
APA's quip is "Communities that integrate transportation and land-use policies are better able to manage growth, improve the efficiency of travel, and contain infrastructure costs. This report shows you how." I believe this gets to the essence of the book. Well researched and written text on the economic dimensions of the decision processes that affect planners, agencies and developers today. Really gets to the bigger question of why we can no longer build our way out of congestion. Summarizes well the options currently available and ignites thought for hope of more innovative approaches to our urban/surburban connective-juncture. Appendices and bibliography alone are worth the purchase price. ... Read more

32. Thunderbird Lounge: An Aviator's Story About One Early Transportation Helicopter Company, Along With Its Sister Companies As They Paved the Way in What Was to Become "A Helicopter War"
by Robert Brandt
Paperback: 402 Pages (2001-11-21)
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This is a story as seen through the eyes of one 1st Lieutenant Army aviator, during the early US military commitment to support the Republic of South Vietnam in its counter-insugency operations against North Vietnam's campaign to reunite Vietnam under communist rule. It depicts the daily life of these soldiers and aviation crew members as they went about proving the importance of the helicopter in modern warfare. Describes in detail how the helicopter was employed, puts you in the pilot's seat, death and humor, frustrations encountered, and a tribute to those soldiers and airmen who paid the ultimate price. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Thunderbird Lounge
It is quite evident that Gen Brandt did considerable research into the events that took place during that time period.Some people might question the facts as presented about some of the operations or events, however, I think the book speaks for itself.The author did an outstanding job depicting how the Company functioned in that environment and how the officers and enlisted men endured the stress and strain of life away from home and family.The humorous side depicted in the book is probly as accurate as can be remembered and certainly contributed to the over all high moral of the organization.The book is well written and a pleasure to read.

4-0 out of 5 stars Highly Readable, Accurate, Thorough Picture
Bob Brandt did a masterful job of saving, sorting and presenting data as well as remembering so many facts that most of us have long since forgotten.

The book is a keeper, and supports the efforts and brave acts of the many unsung participants at the outset of this strange venture of our country into a truly foreign land.

5-0 out of 5 stars DAVE EASTMAN, OUTLAW 23,-24
I swapped my book, OUTLAWS IN VIETNAM, for Bob's book at the VHPA reunion in Las Vegas, 2002.This is a great book by Gen. Brandt typifying the events and life-style experienced at this early moment in Vietnam. The H-21's are graphically described in all their quirks and needs, as well as the skillful men who had to fly them. I find the earliest years of VN helicopter warfare fascinating to read, as these men not only laid down the tracks for we later aviators to utilize in mid-sixties on, but they quickly found out the political reality of Vietnam--which never changed.As Halberstam has stated, "the war was lost in 1964, not at the end of its duration." Our aviator job was tremendously enjoyed by all of us, but the Washington administrations never totally got it what a fluky scenario Vietnam was.We helicopter pilots surely got it, though.

5-0 out of 5 stars True Pioneers of Army Aviation
Pi'-o-neer' a noun meaning: "One who goes before, preparing the way, for others to follow."There is no other way to define the original members of the 33rd Transportation Company (Light Helicopter)(CH21), except as pioneers in U.S. Army Aviation history!All original members of the 33rd left their families in the U.S. and quietly departed Ft. Ord, CA with their destination as-"unknown"!The move was classified as Top Secret and no one was able to tell anyone, including families, where they were going under penalty of court-martial.Vietnam was not classified as a combat zone in 1962, but as an advisory zone...but no one told the VC.Thunderbird Lounge is a very good historical book written by a man who experienced it all. 1LT Robert J. Brandt, a National Guard officer newly assigned, became the Commander of the 573rd Maintenance Detachment and, would be the only Commander of the 573rd Maintenance Detachment for the entire year.

The 33rd was originally to deploy to "unknown" locations in March of 1962.The orders were delayed and many of their helicopters were transferred to two other Transportation Companies (8th and 57th), which did deploy.Then the U.S. was scoured for low time CH-21's to replace the ones given up by the 33rd.The unit was again alerted to move in August of 1962.All aircraft and all other equipment finally departed for Hawaii by ship scheduled to stop in Hawaii to pick up the aircraft and equipment of a sister unit, the 81st, before continuing on. Then, the day before the main body of personnel was to depart Travis AFB, 1LT Brandt was diagnosed with pneumonia!After spending a night in the Ft. Ord hospital and receiving a massive dose of penicillin that led to a rapid improvement, Brandt convinced the Army doctor that he HAD to go with his unit the next day.Convinced by his improvement, the doctor loaded Brandt up with more penicillin and off he went.He recovered enroute with no ill effects.

The arrival at Tan So Nhut and Saigon was exactly as anyone who has been there remembers...a sensory shock and memorable!The year was 1962 and, Saigon was "unspoiled" by western influences; full of interesting foreign sights, sounds and smells.The USNS Croatan, carrying 40 cocooned helicopters and equipment, arrived within 48 hours, on schedule.Following unpacking, unwrapping and assembly, the 33rd's20 CH-21s were flown to Tan So Nhut and ultimately to their new home on Bien Hoa airbase about 30 miles north of Saigon.The time was the monsoon season and no member of the unit had experienced the tropics or the problems the heat and moisture would ultimately bring to their aging CH-21 helicopters.The 33rd had arrived and "Wow", were the conditions primitive!

Throughout the remaining pages of Thunderbird Lounge, MG Brandt tells a complete story of the first year of the 33rd in Vietnam.People, places and incidents are described in very vivid detail.Almost every pilot is mentioned as well as many of the key enlisted men and NCO's.Using letters sent home to his wife along with the help of several comrades he is still in contact with,MG Brandt reconstructs many events that tell the story of their first year.Combat assaults, re-supply and medical evacuations are carried out in two aircraft flights because of engine and maintenance concerns.The red soil and extreme moisture conditions made maintenance of the CH-21 radial engines and wooden rotor blades very, very difficult.Brandt estimates that his engine shop rebuilt a CH-21 radial engine every 8 days!Thunderbird Lounge is a story of missions, maintenance and mayhem.

Never has a book been written after 40 years that is more complete with dates, names and locations.Every page is brimming with tales relating the many humorous incidents and events that made life in combat and the poor living conditions of Bien Hoa airbase bearable. Great photos are placed at the end of each chapter that compliment and highlight the people and incidents within the chapter. MG Brandt carefully remembers some of the sad events of the year, concluding with the loss of the first two 33rd pilots just after his returning home.

Thunderbird Lounge is truly a wonderful book.It tells a positive story about men as pioneers overcoming adversity, boredom and the enemy.Some of the participants may have seen things differently than MG Brandt, as he looks back after 40 years.However, no one can say he didn't tell it candidly, and fairly, as he saw it.After all, 40 years is a long time.1962 was truly a time when real men pioneered the use of helicopters in combat and developed the textbooks for US Army Aviation airmobile operations.Those textbooks, as well as the lessons learned, were effectively used by thousands of pilots over the next 9 years in that "unknown" location so very far away.

Tom Payne
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33. Urban Transportation Networks: Equilibrium Analysis With Mathematical Programming Methods
by Yosef Sheffi
 Hardcover: 416 Pages (1985-01)
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34. Securing Global Transportation Networks
by Luke Ritter, J. Barrett, Rosalyn Wilson
Hardcover: 312 Pages (2006-10-02)
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Viable, value-creating solutions for securing global transportation networks

Securing Global Transportation Networks demonstrates how improved security processes can create value across all the business functions throughout an entire value chain.Readers will learn a whole new security management philosophy, as explained through domestic and international examples and case studies ranging from major retailers such as Home Depot to shipping giants such as Maersk and FedEx.This book also looks ahead to future developments and "best practices" for the future.If you're charged with making or evaluating transportation security decisions, you'll find the tools you need to succeed -- and prosper -- with the Total Security Management approach.

  • Explains globalization's impact on transportation networks
  • Creates a framework for realizing a return on security investments by integrating it as a core business process
  • Details how transportation firms, investors, and insurance companies can measure and reward smart security practices that protect a firm's fixed assets, assets in transit, brand equity and goodwill, and human capital
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5-0 out of 5 stars Securing Global Transportation
This brilliantly written text shows Ritter's ability to take a very complex subject and make it simple and easy to understand.As pioneer of Total Security Management, Ritter provides the reader with a value management solution within their core business function.This is extremely valuable information for anyone in the trade, safety and security, logistics and transportation industries.Susan Wellman, Business Owner, SA AdvisorsSecuring Global Transportation Networks

5-0 out of 5 stars Security as a value for business continuity and ROI
Ritter's book is a lesson for all CEO's and C-level execs on the importance of understanding the value of security at each critical link in their supply network.Through real examples and thoroughexplanations the book takes a practical approach to explaining and encouraging the value of security -- for most it is the most critical piece of their business because when it fails, the business usually fails.It's that simple.Securing Transportation Networks helps any executive understand how security adds value to their bottom line and their long term success.In my experience the ROI for any investment is management's top concern -- the book provides the why's and the benefits of a system that more holistically includes security in every day processes ultimately assuring business continuity and survival.Can't recommend it highly enough -- not only for those involved in supply chain but for any executive who relies on other suppliers or networks for their business.

5-0 out of 5 stars Proven Security Practices Combined with Sound Metrics = Good Business
This is an excellent book for anyone involved at any level in securing our global transportation networks; or ultimately for anyone that makes decisions that will have an affect positively or negatively on the ability for security personnel to execute their jobs.The book provides a solid foundation by presenting the Total Security Management (TSM) concept in building blocks that tie in together to formulate a strong base of knowledge.

The presented information is easy to understand for all personnel and shows how by following these guidelines they will achieve greater security of all assets (fixed, in-transit, brand equity, and human capital) and just as importantly, how they will do so with costs in balance to the risk level needed for that particular industry or organization.By providing such a strong foundation, the security industry and more specifically security personnel, now have another strong tool at their disposal for presenting a common frame of reference to advance all aspects of securing the transportation network and doing so in line with the concerns of companies that are facing a down and challenged economy.

Perhaps this is its strongest asset, in providing personnel in the security field with a solid tool and base of reference to assist them with highlighting and justifying what are truly legitimate concerns for their specific industry while at the same time providing strong evidence to support their conclusions; and ultimately show how well thought out actions and expenditures based on sound metrics will be in that organizations best interests and will ultimately prove cost effective in the long term both in terms of dollar values and brand equity.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book
Its a great book, very usefull. The product arrived in time and in proper conditions.

5-0 out of 5 stars An in-depth look at one of the country's greatest security concerns.
Everything we use everyday comes from somewhere.Getting that product from point A to point B in a timely, cost-effective way is important to everyone in the transportation industry.But the attacks against America both domestically and abroad have shown that we are as vulnerable as ever, and one way to secure our business interests is to secure our transportation networks.
That is the subject of this excellent book, written by three veterans of the industry and featuring a foreward by Tom Ridge, the first Secretary of Homeland Security.Using their years of experience, the authors develop in the book the concept of Total Security Management, and use compelling case studies to illustrate their point that a secure business is a successful business.The book breaks down the global transportation process, shows where value is added along the way, and how to maximize that value while minimizing risk, not only from terrorism but from other less malicious but equally damaging impacts.The book further demonstrates the financial benefits of investing in security, and also how to protect physical corporate assets, whether they be fixed or goods in transit.A "Book of the Month" of the American Society for Industrial Security in December 2006, this book is a must for anyone working in or around global transportation industries.
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35. Transportation Engineering: Planning and Design
by Paul H. Wright, Norman J. Ashford, Robert J. Stammer
Paperback: 688 Pages (1997-12-29)
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Asin: 0471173967
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Traveling along the path of the previous editions, "Transportation Engineering Planning and Design," follows the United States transportation system from its development, to its operations and control of the vehicle used to its planning (planning process, data collection, finances, procedures for future developments and evaluation of transportation plans) and on to the design of land, air and water transportation facilities (which includes highways, railways, runways, pipelines, terminals, harbors, ports, lighting for these areas, sizing and more.) ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great Service
My book was in great condition as stated and was shipped on time. I had no problem at all.

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4-0 out of 5 stars transportation engineering
this is an excellent textbook.I am a student studying civil engineering and used this book as required for a class.the book was very inciteful and full of useful information.it was presented in a logical manner andwas easy to read and understand.all in all a good textbook. ... Read more

36. Exploring Transportation
by Stephen R. Johnson; Patricia A. Farrar Hunter
 Paperback: 93 Pages (2000-03-01)
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Asin: 1566376769
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37. Jane's High-Speed Marine Craft 1994-95 (Jane's High Speed Marine Transportation)
 Hardcover: 660 Pages (1994-06)
list price: US$285.00
Isbn: 0710611579
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Examining every aspect of international high-speed marine transport, this yearbook gives full technical specifications and illustrations for over 600 craft worldwide which are capable of more than 20 knots and over 20 metres in length. Coverage includes commercial, passenger, military and specialized craft. The book lists about 250 craft builders, 350 civil operators and 100 principal engineering component suppliers worldwide. Names, addresses, 'phone numbers and product specifications are supplied. Also included is a list of authorities, consultants and associations and a bibliography of over 530 papers. This book is also available on CD-ROM (0-7106-1184-6) and EIS. ... Read more

38. The Great Book of Transport: The Complete Guide to Land, Air, and Sea Transportation (The Great Books Series)
by Lynne Gibbs
Hardcover: 128 Pages (2004-02)
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Asin: 1904516092
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The complete guide to air, land, and sea transportation, the colorful Encyclopedia of Transport features over 400 photographs of vehicles ranging from helicopters to motorcycles, trucks, and beyond. Written by experts Lynne Gibb and Dr. Michael Benton, this dense book contains plenty of detailed and fascinating facts as well as up-to-date information on the most amazing machines to date. Filled with Internet links to encourage further exploration, this reference provides everything you ever wanted to know about modern transport. ... Read more

39. Trains (Transportation Around the World/ 2nd Edition)
by Chris Oxlade
Paperback: 32 Pages (2007-08)
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Asin: 143290213X
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How do maglev trains work?What makes mountain railroad tracks different?Why do express trains have a special shape?This book looks at types of trains that are used for carrying cargo and passengers.Many trains in busy cities run underground.Shuttle trains carry cars and buses through tunnels.Special luxury trains provide beds and meals for their passengers.

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40. Transportation Systems Security
by Allan McDougall, Robert Radvanovsky
Hardcover: 280 Pages (2008-05-28)
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Asin: 1420063782
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Highlighting the importance of transportation to a country’s infrastructure and survival, Transportation Systems Security presents the strategic and practical considerations involved in the implementation of physical, procedural, and managerial safeguards required to keep all modes of transportation up and running during an actual or potential disaster.
Structured in an easy cognitive fashion, the book begins with a basic introduction providing terms and definitions. It describes both physical and information system layouts and defines who controls what parts of the process, how far control is extended, and who oversees controls within the system.
Building on this foundation, subsequent chapters discuss problems such as the need for a more defined “domain-based” approach when threats, assets, vulnerabilities, and safeguards are not under local control. The book describes and refines the concepts of criticality, impact, and consequence as they relate to the assignation of value for personnel, assets, facilities, information and activities in terms of how they might support performance.
By comparing continuity of operations planning (COOP) to business continuity planning (BCP), the book presents security measures as a value-added benefit rather than a hindrance to business and introduces the notion of certification, accreditation, and licensure. It demonstrates safeguards that layer outward from the entity and across the system with the ability to prevent, detect, and notify, as well as respond to and recover from a crisis.
Emphasizing the sharing of information and methods, the book encourages security to become an integrated component within the system, not just imposed on top of it. It takes a holistic approach to the transportation infrastructure, introducing the concept of fragility and the measurable factors involved, and including a 20 page questionnaire to help managers determine their company’s fragility in terms of transportation security. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Interesting, but...
This book is not what I thought it would be. It does have some valid and interesting points, primarily in the introductory and theoretical parts in the beginning, but that's where it stops for my part.

The strong side

The best chapter of the book, as far as I am concerned, is chapter 2: The Transportation System Topography, building the theoretical base for most of the book. The authors demonstrate a solid knowledge and understanding and manage to convey it in a clear and precise manner.

The weak side

The front cover gives the impression that this book deals with all transportation modes, or at least with air, sea and rail. It does not. And it is not so hands-on as I thought it would be. At times it seems to bejust meandering along without getting anywhere. I can understand that there is a lot of ground to cover, but do you really have to cover it all?


It is not a NO-buy, but also not a YES-buy, rather a MAYBE-buy. If you're looking for a book on transportation vulnerability or transportation risks, this is probably not the book for you. However, if you are a transportation systems manager who wants to secure your transportation system against malicious attacks, yes, this book could be very helpful, albeit it will probably not be the one you will using as a reference more than a few times. ... Read more

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