Category Archives: Reviews

Book Review: Mobility in the Victorian Novel: Placing the Nation

Susan Pringle reviewed Mobility in the Victorian Novel: Placing the Nation by Charlotte Mathieson.

Her reviews highlights how this book, which would traditionally classified as transport history, effectively explores the potential interface between Transport Geography and Mobilities.  You can read 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, Volume 59, 2017.  Mobility in the Victorian Novel: Placing the Nation by Charlotte Mathieson. 2015. UK, Palgrave Macmillan. (£58.00 (Hardback) ISBN: 978-1-137-54546-6 £55.10 (ebook) ISBN: 978-1-137-54547-3)

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Book Review: Modelling Cities and Regions as Complex Systems: From Theory to Planning Applications

Alan Wilson reviewed Modelling Cities and Regions as
Complex Systems: From Theory to Planning Applications, edited by R. White, G. Engelen, I. Uljee.

He highlights many strengths of the book and concludes: ‘This is a book to be warmly recommended for all kinds of urban and regional modellers and those with associated planning interests.’  You can read his 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, Volume 59, 2017.  Alan Wilson, book review, R. White, G. Engelen, I. Uljee (Eds.), Modelling Cities and Regions as
Complex Systems: From Theory to Planning Applications, 2015. MIT
Press, Cambridge, Mass, ISBN: 9780262029568 (£31.95
(Hardback))

Book Review: Archipelago Tourism: Policies and Practices

Marcus Enoch reviewed Archipelago Tourism: Policies and Practices, edited by G. Baldacchino

He found that the main audience would be more tourism focused but there were a number of chapters of interest to the transport geographer.  You can read 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, Volume 59, 2017. Marcus Enoch, Book Review:  Archipelago Tourism: Policies and Practices, 2015 by Book Review. G. Baldacchino (Eds.), 2015,  Farnham: Ashgate  (£70.00 (hardback))  ISBN: 978 1 4724 2430 3

Book Review Essay: Charting the aviation industry in a time of change

‘Charting the aviation industry in a time of change’ is Tim Ryley‘s essay style review of the following books:

He summarised that:

‘both text books offer an interesting read in the everchanging aviation industry, complementing each other on their temporal focus and their insights into the airline business. Given the contrasting academic and business approaches, they also provide a very useful joint contribution to aviation knowledge and understanding.’

You can read 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, Volume 58, 2016.  Tim Ryley,, Charting the aviation industry in a time of change. Rhoades, D.L. (2014) Evolution of International Aviation. Phoenix Rising, 3rd Edition, Ashgate. Surrey, UK and Burlington, USA, Taneja, N.K. (2014) Designing Future-Oriented Airline Businesses. Ashgate. Surrey, UK and Burlington, USA

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