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The Resource Train : riding the rails that created the modern world : from the Trans-Siberian to the Southwest Chief, Tom Zoellner

Train : riding the rails that created the modern world : from the Trans-Siberian to the Southwest Chief, Tom Zoellner

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Train : riding the rails that created the modern world : from the Trans-Siberian to the Southwest Chief
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Train
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riding the rails that created the modern world : from the Trans-Siberian to the Southwest Chief
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Tom Zoellner
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eng
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"A revelatory, entertaining account of the world's most indispensable mode of transportation Tom Zoellner loves trains with a ferocious passion. In his new book he chronicles the innovation and sociological impact of the railway technology that changed the world, and could very well change it again. From the frigid trans-Siberian railroad to the antiquated Indian Railways to the futuristic MagLev trains, Zoellner offers a stirring story of man's relationship with trains. Zoellner examines both the mechanics of the rails and their engines and how they helped societies evolve. Not only do trains transport people and goods in an efficient manner, but they also reduce pollution and dependency upon oil. Zoellner also considers America's culture of ambivalence to mass transit, using the perpetually stalled line between Los Angeles and San Francisco as a case study in bureaucracy and public indifference. Train presents both an entertaining history of railway travel around the world while offering a serious and impassioned case for the future of train travel"--
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Train
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Do you love trains or wonder what the world would be like without them? Then climb on board the Train express! Combining fascinating social history and a sparkling travelogue, author (and train buff) Tom Zoellner engagingly chronicles the innovation and sociological impact of railway technologies that have changed and continue to change the world. Lucky him, he also travels to such far-flung locales as India, Britain, Russia, China, Peru, Spain, and the United States, soaking up local culture and riding an assortment of trains, from old stalwarts to modern bullet trains. -- Description by Dawn Towery
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DLC
Dewey number
385.09
Index
index present
LC call number
HE1021
LC item number
.Z64 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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riding the rails that created the modern world - from the Trans-Siberian to the Southwest Chief
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riding the rails that created the modern world - from the Trans-Siberian to the Southwest Chief
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Tom Zoellner
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Riding the rails that created the modern world
Train : riding the rails that created the modern world : from the Trans-Siberian to the Southwest Chief, Tom Zoellner
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Train : riding the rails that created the modern world : from the Trans-Siberian to the Southwest Chief, Tom Zoellner
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [315]-330) and index
Contents
Beginnings -- The people, and all the people -- Bound for glory -- Blood on the tracks -- The roof of the world -- Over the mountain -- Faster
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ocn858610668
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Extent
xx, 346 pages
Isbn
9780670025282
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013036816

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