Book Review: Figures Infrastructures: An Atlas of Roads and Railways by Bieke Cattoor, Bruno De Meulder

Simon Blainey provides and engaging and informative review of Figures Infrastructures: An Atlas of Roads and Railways, by Bieke Cattoor and Bruno De Meulder.

Figures Infrastructures

A short summary including a link to a copy of the review follows.

Blainey contextualises the review both geographically – the focus is a section of the Michelin road map of the Benelux region – and with reference to historic and transport geogrpahy as subdisciplines.

He highlights what he finds most interesting about the approach taken, drawing parallels with the approach to adding layers to map in GIS software.  He also emphasises some limitations of the text – the lack of legend for instance – and some frustrations, which include the lack of interpretation of the very informative maps.  The latter is also identified as an approach which contributes to the intrigue of an unusal edition.

A copy of the review is available here with the kind permission of Elsevier. It is also available via Science Direct.

This article was published in The Journal of Transport Geography, Vol 39, Simon Blainey,Figures Infrastructures: An Atlas of Roads and Railways, BiekeCattoor, Bruno De Meulder. SUN Academia, Amsterdam (2011) Hardback, RRP not provided. ISBN 9789461051189, Pages 240-241, Copyright Elsevier (2014).

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