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The Beeching Legacy

Author : Phil Horton
ISBN : 9781911658795
Genre : Transportation
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The first edition of this popular volume has been out of print for several years and has become much sought after. Produced in black and white, the first edition was the first volume in the series, taking a detailed regional look at the Beeching Report, its proposals for closures and modifications of the UK railway network. The report has become legendary and the interest and debate it generated is no less today than it has ever been since first published. Indeed, with railways now rejuvenated and passenger numbers growing ever larger, the reflection on what Beeching got right and what perhaps in hindsight got very badly wrong makes for fascinating reading. This new, expanded second edition has been completely reworked and is now published with color illustrations both new and replacing the original black and white images where possible. The text has been expanded and updated as appropriate and there are 32 extra pages, bringing the new edition to 192 pages.
Category: Transportation

The Brief And Turbulent Life Of Modernising Conservatism

Author : Stuart Mitchell
ISBN : 9781443802888
Genre : History
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The Brief and Turbulent Life of Modernising Conservatism is an examination of government tensions and frustrations during a time of economic and social flux. It concentrates on the development of domestic industrial policy in the Conservative Party between 1945 and 1964, with particular emphasis on Harold Macmillan’s and Sir Alec Douglas-Home’s administrations. Between the general elections of 1959 and 1964, the Conservative Government effected a series of striking and dangerously controversial policy transformations in response to its recognition of Britain’s relative economic decline. These adjustments were both practical and strategic. The administration’s aim was extraordinarily ambitious. It sought to fashion a recognisably modern and dynamic, yet socially stable, nation that could retain its place in the international élite. Thereby, the Party hoped to ensure its own continuation in power. The author considers policy innovations that included an ill-starred attempt to join the European Community, the development of macro-economic planning, and the abolition of resale price maintenance–an exploit which roused the Tory Party to unusual heights of passion. The book does not simply regurgitate an orthodox high political narrative. Instead, it investigates topics of interest to modern historians and political scientists alike. It will be of value to anyone interested in questions of modern political ideology, social and economic change, the nature of popular political support, or the constraints on state power in the post-war world.
Category: History

Food Tourism And Regional Development

Author : C. Michael Hall
ISBN : 9781317430896
Genre : Business & Economics
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Food tourism is a topic of increasing importance for many destinations. Seen as a means to potentially attract tourists and differentiate destinations and attractions by means of the association with particular products and cuisines, food is also regarded as an opportunity to generate added value from tourism through local agricultural systems and supply chains and the local food system. From a regional development perspective this book goes beyond culinary tourism to also look at some of the ways in which the interrelationships between food and tourism contribute to the economic, environmental and social wellbeing of destinations, communities and producers. It examines the way in which tourism and food can mutually add value for each other from the fork to the plate and beyond. Looking at products, e.g. cheese, craft beer, noodles, wine; attractions, restaurants and events; and diverse regional examples, e.g. Champagne, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Margaret River, southern Sweden, and Tuscany; the title highlights how clustering, networking and the cultural economy of food and tourism and foodscapes adds value for regions. Despite the attention given to food, wine and culinary tourism no book has previously directly focused on the contribution of food and tourism in regional development. This international collection has contributors and examples from almost every continent and provides a comprehensive account of the various intersections between food tourism and regional development. This timely and significant volume will inform future food and tourism development as well as regional development more widely and will be valuable reading for a range of disciplines including tourism, development studies, food and culinary studies, regional studies, geography and environmental studies.
Category: Business & Economics

The Steam Engines Of World War Ii In Europe

Author : Phil Horton
ISBN : 1857945697
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Few events had a greater influence on Europe's railways in the 20th century than the Second World War. As described in this book, thousands of steam engines were produced for the conflict by all sides. Although many were damaged during the war, most survived. Indeed, many of the British and American engines arrived in Europe too late and were immediately put into store. They and their German contemporaries were to form a mainstay of the peacetime railways of Europe and Great Britain, in many cases until the end of steam. Many other ex-war engines found employment on the Continent's heritage railways. The author first encountered these engines while trainspotting in the late 1950s. At the end of GB steam he extended his interest to the Continent. With the help of like-minded enthusiasts this book records his pursuit of these engines, when they were still at work and in preservation.

Country Life

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ISBN : UOM:39015006951308
Genre : Country life
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Category: Country life

The Law Times

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ISBN : OSU:32437010763114
Genre : Law
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Category: Law

Parliamentary Debates Hansard

Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
ISBN : UIUC:30112118734968
Genre : Great Britain
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Category: Great Britain

The Economist

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ISBN : UVA:X004274344
Genre : Commerce
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Category: Commerce

The Athen Um

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ISBN : UIUC:30112052522239
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The Athenaeum

Author : James Silk Buckingham
ISBN : UCLA:L0074099615
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The Athenaeum

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ISBN : ONB:+Z259087304
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Transport In Transition

Author : J. McConville
ISBN : NWU:35556023541071
Genre : Deregulation
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Transport is always high on the political agenda and perhaps never more so than at the present time when the economic imperatives of the world’s largest industry (automobile manufacture) are set in growing opposition to pressing environmental issues. This however is but a single example. The competing claims of road and rail; coastal shipping versus road haulage or the growing problems of urban traffic congestion could also be cited. In terms of transport policy the claims of state intervention, regulation, subsidy and planning have all come under pressure as ideological and economic factors have led to state stimulated competition, deregulation and the advocacy of market forces and the desire to attract more private money into transportation and transport infrastructure. This book analyses the current debate on the relationship between government (local, national and supranational) and transport planning, production and provision. Written and edited by transport specialists, political scientists and economists the topics examined include ideological developments, urban passenger transport, physical distribution, roads and land use planning, consumer choice and the appropriate role of the state.
Category: Deregulation