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Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Craig Horner
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-01-28 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

In the late 19th century, bicyling and motoring offered new ways for a hardy minority to travel. Escaping from the 'tyranny' of the train timetables, these entrepreneurs were able to promote private mobility when the road, technology and infrastructure were unequal to the task. With a moribund network out of
The Emergence of Bicycling and Automobility in Britain
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Craig Horner
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-01-28 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

In the late 19th century, bicyling and motoring offered new ways for a hardy minority to travel. Escaping from the 'tyranny' of the train timetables, these entrepreneurs were able to promote private mobility when the road, technology and infrastructure were unequal to the task. With a moribund network out of
Cycling and the British
Language: en
Pages: 368
Authors: Neil Carter
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-12-10 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

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Automobility and the City in Twentieth-Century Britain and Japan
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Simon Gunn, Susan C. Townsend
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-08-22 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

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Globalizing Automobilism
Language: en
Pages: 856
Authors: Gijs Mom
Categories: Transportation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-08-07 - Publisher: Berghahn Books

Why has “car society” proven so durable, even in the face of mounting environmental and economic crises? In this follow-up to his magisterial Atlantic Automobilism, Gijs Mom traces the global spread of the automobile in the postwar era and investigates why adopting more sustainable forms of mobility has proven so