Book Review: Sustainable Automotive Technologies 2013 Proceedings of the 5th International Conference ICSAT 2013, by J. Wellnitz, A. Subic, R. Trufin (Eds.)

Aoife Foley‘s review of Sustainable Automotive Technologies 2013 Proceedings of the 5th International Conference ICSAT edited by Jörg Wellnitz, Aleksandar Subic and Ramona Trufin highlights that these proceedings are ‘an engineering rather than a transport geography exploration of sustainable automotive technologies’.  However, as Foley states, solutions to the reliance on unsustainable automotive technologies are ‘multidisciplinary and multi-sectorial in nature’.   Read the review in full here to find out more about the contribution to knowledge that this edited volume makes.

Sustainable Automative Technologies

This review is published with the kind permission of Elsevier. It is also available via Science Direct, published in The Journal of Transport Geography, Vol 45, Aoife Foley,  Sustainable Automotive Technologies 2013 Proceedings of the 5th International Conference ICSAT 2013, J. Wellnitz, A. Subic, R. Trufin (Eds.). Springer International Publishing, Switzerland (2014). £126 (hardback); £100.50 (eBook), ISBN: 978-3-319-01883-6 (hardback); ISBN: 978-3-319-01884-3 (eBook), pages 83-84, Copyright Elsevier (2015).

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Book Review: Interviewing for Qualitative Inquiry: A Relational Approach by R. Josselson.

In Rebecca Johnson‘s review of Interviewing for Qualitative Inquiry: A Relational Approach by Ruthellen Josselson she states that:

“The book is well written, and leaves a feeling that one has been to a particularly good workshop, or sat down with the author over coffee to chat about what narrative interviewing entails.”

To consider whether it is a book you would like to add to your methodological collection read the review in full here.

Interviewing for Qualitative Inquiry

This review is published with the kind permission of Elsevier. It is also available via Science Direct, published in The Journal of Transport Geography, Vol 44, Rebecca Johnson, Interviewing for Qualitative Inquiry: A Relational Approach, R. Josselson. The Guilford Press, New York (2013). £20.99, Paperback, ISBN: 978-1-4625-1000-9, page 89, Copyright Elsevier (2015).

Book Review: The Urban Political Economy and Ecology of Automobility: Driving Cities, Driving Inequality, Driving Politics by A Walks (Ed.)

Nicholas Klein‘s review of The Urban Political Economy and Ecology of Automobility: Driving Cities, Driving Inequality, Driving Politics edited by Alan Walks provides a concise overview of the content of the edited volume before outlining what he found to be the noteworthy aspects.  To find out what these are read the review here.

The Urban Political Economy and Ecology of Automobility

This review is published with the kind permission of Elsevier. It is also available via Science Direct, published in The Journal of Transport Geography, Vol 44, Nicholas Klein, The Urban Political Economy and Ecology of Automobility: Driving Cities, Driving Inequality, Driving Politics, A. Walks (Ed.). Routledge, New York (2014). £90.00 (hardback), ISBN: 978- 0-415-70615-5, page 44, Copyright Elsevier (2015).

Book Review: Smart Transport Networks: Market Structure, Sustainability and Decision Making by T. Vanoutrive, A. Verhetsel (Eds).

Sybil Derrible‘s review Smart Transport Networks: Market Structure, Sustainability and Decision Making, edited by T. Vanoutrive and A. Verhetsel, highlights that whilst the books thoroughly addresses the topics of market structure, sustainability, and decision-making, ‘the adjective ‘‘smart’’ does not reflect the content of the book’.

Smart Transport Networks

 

To find out more about the content and Derrible’s evaluation of this, read the review in full here.

This review is published with the kind permission of Elsevier. It is also available via Science Direct, published in The Journal of Transport Geography, Vol 44, Sybil Derrible, Smart Transport Networks: Market Structure, Sustainability and Decision Making, T. Vanoutrive, A. Verhetsel (Eds.), Edward Elgar, Portland, USA (2013). £83.00 (hardback), ISBN: 9781782548324 page 91. Copyright Elsevier (2015).

Book Review: The Transport Debate, by J. Shaw and I. Docherty.

Kate Pangbourne reviewed Jon Shaw and Iain Docherty‘s semi-autoethnographic The Transport Debate, centred on a fictional family the Smiths and the decisions they make regarding a range of journeys.

The Transport Debate

Pangbourne found the book to be ‘engaging, challenging and readable in equal measure’.  Find out what else she thought by reading the full review here.

This review is published with the kind permission of Elsevier. It is also available via Science Direct, published in The Journal of Transport Geography, Vol 44, Kate Pangbourne,The Transport Debate, J. Shaw, I. Docherty. Policy Press, Bristol (2014). £14.99, Paperback, ISBN: 9781847428561 pages 87-88, Copyright Elsevier (2015).

Book Review: The Logistic Revolution: The Rise of Logistics in the Mass Consumption Society by Richard Vahrenkamp

Allan Woodburn‘s review of The Logistic Revolution: The Rise of Logistics in the Mass Consumption Society by Richard Vahrenkamp states that this book, translated from German, provides an accessible introduction to the development of “logistics” in Germany, with elements that can be transferred to other geographical contexts.

The Logistic Revolution The Rise of Logistics in the Mass

The review highlights that whilst integrating “the social, political, economic and technological developments” effectively a clearer rationale is required to justify the inclusions of certain elements.  The review is available here.

This review is published with the kind permission of Elsevier. It is also available via Science Direct, published in The Journal of Transport Geography, Vol 43, Allan Woodburn, The Logistic Revolution: The Rise of Logistics in the Mass Consumption Society, Richard Vahrenkamp. Josef Eul Verlag GmbH, Köln (2012). €59 (paperback), ISBN: 978-3-8441-0118-8  page 189, Copyright Elsevier (2015)