An Historical Geography of Railways in Great Britain and by David Turnock

By David Turnock

even though very much has been released at the fiscal, social and engineering historical past of nineteenth-century railways, the paintings of ancient geographers has been less conspicuous. This evaluate by way of David Turnock is going far in the direction of restoring the stability. It information each very important point of the railway’s impression on spatial distribution of monetary and social swap, supplying a whole account of the nineteenth-century geography of the British Isles noticeable within the context of the railway. The ebook reports and explains the form of the constructing railway community, starting with the pre-steam railways and connections among latest highway and water communications and the hot rail traces. the writer additionally discusses the influence of the railways at the styles of commercial, city and rural swap during the century. all through, the historic geography of eire is taken care of in equivalent element to that of serious Britain.

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