Category Archives: Reviews

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

Book Review: ICT for Transport: Opportunities and Threats, edited by Nikolas Thomopoulos, Moshe Givoni, and Piet Rietveld

Jacek Pawlak‘s review of ICT for Transport: Opportunities and Threats, edited by Nikolas Thomopoulos, Moshe Givoni, and Piet Rietveld highlights how effectively this book deals with the complexity of ICT for Transport, using a range of perspectives.  He also points out areas which deserved greater attention.

He commends the book for recognising the weaknesses and limitations of ICT as well as the strengths and potential.  Like Eiseman, he also stresses  a need to consider more fully   The full 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 55, Jacek Pawlak, ICT for Transport: Opportunities and Threats Edited by Nikolas Thomopoulos, Moshe Givoni, and Piet Rietveld, 2015. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited. £95.00 (hardback). ISBN 978 1 78347 128 7

Book Review: High Mobility in Europe: Work and Personal Life, edited by Gil Viry and Vincent Kaufmann

Debbie Hopkins‘ review of High Mobility in Europe: Work and Personal Life,  by Gil Viry and Vincent Kaufmann (Eds.)  critiques to question posed by the book and discusses the key contributions to knowledge and understanding.

She highlights that the book ‘provides critical insights into changing mobility practice and the intersection of work and personal lives’, despite being a little data heavy.   Read her full review here to understand more about the editors’ contributions to transport geography and other disciplines.

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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 55, Debbie Hopkins, High Mobility in Europe: Work and Personal Life. Gil Viry and Vincent Kaufmann (Eds.). 2015. Basingstoke, UK, and New York, US: Palgrave Macmillan. (£65.00 (hardback). ISBN 978-1-137-44737-1

Book Review: Sustainable Railway Futures: Issues and Challenges, Becky P.Y. Loo, Claude Comtois (Eds.)

Derek Hall provided an interesting critique of Sustainable Railway Futures: Issues and Challenges edited by Becky P.Y. Loo and Claude Comtois, outlining the challenges in defining the sustainability of a transport mode.  Read his thought provoking 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 54, Derek Hall. Sustainable Railway Futures: Issues and Challenges, Becky P.Y. Loo, Claude Comtois (Eds.). Ashgate, Farnham UK and Burlington VT (2015), (£65.00, (Hardback) ISBN 97814095230)