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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

Label
Train : riding the rails that created the modern world : from the Trans-Siberian to the Southwest Chief
Title
Train
Title remainder
riding the rails that created the modern world : from the Trans-Siberian to the Southwest Chief
Statement of responsibility
Tom Zoellner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zoellner, Tom
Dewey number
385.09
Index
index present
LC call number
HE1021
LC item number
.Z64 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Railroads
  • Railroad travel
  • TRAVEL
  • TRAVEL
  • Railroad travel
  • Railroads
  • TRAVEL / Special Interest / Adventure
  • TRAVEL / Special Interest / General
  • Railroads
  • TRAVEL / Special Interest / Adventure
  • TRAVEL / Special Interest / General
Label
Train : riding the rails that created the modern world : from the Trans-Siberian to the Southwest Chief, Tom Zoellner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-330) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beginnings -- The people, and all the people -- Bound for glory -- Blood on the tracks -- The roof of the world -- Over the mountain -- Faster
Control code
ocn858610668
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 346 pages
Isbn
9780670025282
Lccn
2013036816
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780670025282
  • (OCoLC)858610668
Label
Train : riding the rails that created the modern world : from the Trans-Siberian to the Southwest Chief, Tom Zoellner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-330) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beginnings -- The people, and all the people -- Bound for glory -- Blood on the tracks -- The roof of the world -- Over the mountain -- Faster
Control code
ocn858610668
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 346 pages
Isbn
9780670025282
Lccn
2013036816
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780670025282
  • (OCoLC)858610668

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