A bibliography citing and annotating over 750 publications on Portugal for English readers. They range across disciplines such as history, archaeology, biography, emigrants and overseas colonies, finance and banking, labor, science and technology, sport, periodicals, literature, transport, science, flora, religion, and politics. The emphasis is on works published during or since the 1980s, but a number of earlier titles are also included. A substantial introduction outlines the country's history. Laidlar (Portuguese, U. of Manchester) updates P. T. H. Unwin's 1987 first edition. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
This book is a study of mass transit networks in urban areas and of their role in shaping the structure of the city. It establishes links between the history, planning and transport networks of eleven international cities (London, New York, Paris, Berlin, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Madrid, Barcelona, Milan, Mexico City and Singapore), in a survey which helps us bring to mind the origins of modern means of transport: of conventional railways and their subsequent conversion into metros and tramways, and into today's high-speed trains; of the appearance in the metropolitan context of the motor car and bus, and the arrival of motorways and contemporary airports. In short, the history and morphology of transport networks in our big cities, described through the detailed study and comparative analysis of developments in each of them, all of this with a wealth of images, maps and data of interest.
New release: The brand-new Michelin Must Sees Milan & Italian Lakes hits the area's highlights for a 24-hour visit, a weekend or longer. Stroll around Via Monte Napoleone in world-renowned fashion capital Milan, gazing at Italian designer storefronts; admire the Duomo’s architecture, both on the ground and from the roof; and finish the day with Brera’s nightlife. Explore the Italian Lakes area and marvel at the spectacular mountain backdrop and blue waters. This pocket-size guide helps you do it all with detailed maps, recommended hotels and restaurants and Must Sees star-rating system.
Author: Mary Webb
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Local transit
Surveys the systems, manufacturers and consultants within the global market. City by city, you can analyse and review both current operations and future plans. Provides traffic statistics, fleet lists and numbers in service. Provides contact details and background of approx. 1,500 manufacturers
The 27th edition of this reference on the Middle East additionally includes all the Central Asian states and provides both an analytical overview of the region and specific data for each of the 32 countries. Introductory chapters cover regional issues, such as: the growth of Islamic banking and its implications for the wider economy; the impact of ex-Soviet countries on international oil and gas production; and the significance of the Middle East's contribution to international terrorism.;Comprehensive economic and business reports for each country include: political and economic surveys identifying the trends, developments, problems and solutions; country profiles, including information on economic sectors, political parties and systems, demographics and languages; key facts and analysis of vital statistics; a business guide offering practical information for visitors to the country, including local contact addresses; and key indicators setting out the country's key economic indicators between 1998 and 2003.