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Book Review: Countryside Connections: Older People, Community, and Place in Rural Britain

Jane Kolodinsky reviewed Countryside Connections: Older People, Community, and Place in Rural Britain, by Catherine Hagan Hennessy, Robin Means and Vanessa Burholt.

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Kolodinsky’s thorough review highlighted that this edited volume ‘reaches beyond interdisciplinary and begins to touch on transdisciplinary, which she commended in better understanding the health and well-being of elders.  The full 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, Volume 58, 2016.  Jane Kolodinsky, Countryside Connections: Older People, Community, and Place in Rural Britain, by Catherine Hagan Hennessy, Robin Means and Vanessa Burholt (Eds.), 2014. Bristol, Policy Press £75.00 (Hardback) ISBN: 978- 1447310303

Book Review: Rail and the City: Shrinking Our Carbon Footprint While Reimagining Urban Space

John L Renne’s review of Rail and the City: Shrinking Our Carbon Footprint While Reimagining Urban Space by architect Roxanne Warren, highlights the richness of the practical case studies used to illustrate Transit Oriented Development.  His review is available here.

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This review is published with the kind permission of Elsevier. It is  also available via Science Direct, published in The Journal of Transport Geography, Volume 57, 2016. Rail and the City: Shrinking Our Carbon Footprint While Reimagining Urban Space. Roxanne Warren, The MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, (2014) £24.95 or $35.00 (Hardcover) ISBN: 9780262027809 $25.00 (eBook) ISBN: 9780262325615

Book Review: Public Transport Planning and Management in Developing Countries

Mark Zuidgeest reviewed Public Transport Planning and Management in Developing Countries by Ashish Verma and T. V. Ramanayya.

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In his review Zuidgeest distinguishes between the transport supply and demand in cities in developing countries when compared to more developed counterparts.  He commends the book as an addition to the limited literature on this topic and summaries that this book is most suited to those with a specific interest in public transport planning and operations in India, as this the core geographical focus.  The review is available to read 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, Volume 57, 2016. Mark Zuidgeest, Public Transport Planning and Management in Developing Countries, Verma Ashish, Ramanayya T.V.. CRC Press, Boca Raton (2015), (£54.39 (Hardback) £44.79 (ebook)), ISBN: 9781466581586

 

Book Review Essay: Emerging Trends and Challenges of Transportation and Logistics in Asia and the Pacific

Ben Derudder and Wei Shen co-review  the following books focused on the geographic region of Asia and the Pacific.

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Read the full review here to find out about the ‘strengths and blind spots’ of each of the books followed by a discussion of ‘overarching issues and themes’, including a caveat on comparing and contrasting books written for different audiences and the fuzzy boundaries of the the region.

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 56, Ben Derudder and Wei Shen, Emerging Trends and Challenges of Transportation and Logistics in Asia and the Pacific Asian-Pacific Rim Logistics: Global Context and Local Policies, by Peter J. Rimmer. 2014. Cheltenham/Northampton (MA): Edward Elgar. £110 (Hardback) ISBN: 9781847206282 Air Transport in the Asia Pacific, edited by David Timothy Duval. 2014. Farnham/Burlington (VT): Ashgate. £70 (Hardback) ISBN: 9781409454069 Review of Developments in Transport in Asia and the Pacific, by ESCAP (Economic and Social Communication for Asia and the Pacific/the United Nations). 2013. Bangkok: United Nations Publication. E-ISBN: 9789210542067

 

Book Review: Handbook on Transport and Development edited by, R Hickman, M Givoni, D Bonilla and D Banister.

Richard Knowles‘ review of Handbook on Transport and Development, edited by Robin Hickman, Moshe Givoni, David Bonilla and David Banister is thorough and recognises the important contributions this book makes to the discipline.  His concluding paragraph states: ‘This handbook draws together deep insights into the multi faceted relationships between urban development and transport. It should be essential reading for anyone researching or teaching transport and development relationships’.  The complete review is available here.

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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 56, Richard Knowles, Handbook on Transport and Development. Hickman R., Givoni M., Bonilla D., Banister D. (Eds), 2015. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK & Northampton MA, USA. ISBN 978 0 85793 724 5 hardback; xxv & pp. 698. £205. Elgaronline ISBN 978 0 85793 726 1

Book Review: Port-Focal Logistics and Global Supply Chains, by Adolf K.Y. Ng and John J. Liu,

Jason Monios reviewed Port-Focal Logistics and Global Supply Chains, by Adolf K.Y. Ng and John J. Liu, which explores the role of the port in the supply Chain. Monios’ concluding paragraph states that ‘Ultimately, the book is a plea for more integrated and coordinated supply chains to benefit the network as a whole rather than destructive competition between individual firms’, this is followed by a range of pertinent questions.  Read the full review here.

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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 56 , Jason Monios, Port-Focal Logistics and Global Supply Chains, Adolf K.Y. Ng and John J. Liu, 2014, Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave MacMillan, £74 (hardback), ISBN: 9781137273680