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This book offers a general and comparative study of European transport from the middle of the 18th century to 1918. The book is divided into chapters on particular modes of transport. Themes such as urban transport, the impact of war and competition between different modes are dealt with in appropriate sections. The aircraft industry is not covered separately because it remained very much in its infancy in 1918 although the role of the car manufacturers in early aviation production is discussed. The emphasis is upon the dynamics of change rather than structures and institutions. This approach is significant for the second aim of the book - to look closely at the relationship between transport and European economic development during the course of the 18th and 19th centuries. The book assesses existing work in this field and offers pointers towards new grounds for study by discussing where further links between transport and development may exist. Simon Ville also wrote "English Shipowning During the Industrial Revolution: Michael Henley and Son, London Shipowners, 1770-1830".
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Book Description Palgrave Macmillan, 1990. Condition: Poor. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In poor condition, suitable as a reading copy. No dust jacket. Seller Inventory # 4544382