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The Resource Historical atlas of early railways, Derek Hayes

Historical atlas of early railways, Derek Hayes

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Historical atlas of early railways
Title
Historical atlas of early railways
Statement of responsibility
Derek Hayes
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In a sense the very earliest railways were simply ruts caused by the passage of carts on softer ground. Railways of this nature may have been in use as early as 2200 BCE. But railways became a worldwide economic force only in the middle of the nineteenth century, some forty or fifty years after the first demonstration of a mechanically powered train. What radically changed--in the space of less than three decades--was the method of propulsion, from human or horse power to steam powered "travelling engines," the forerunners of the modern railway locomotive. Such railways enabled faster, more efficient transport of people and goods, opened the world to settlement and changed the nature of war, allowing supplies and soldiers to be moved much faster than on horseback or on foot. Historical Atlas of Early Railways highlights the innovations, failures and most memorable moments of railways through the ages. Read about a variety of designs and inventions including the steam underground in 1863, rack and mountain railways, electric railways, monorails and atmospheric railways. Study the world's oldest surviving railway map. This newest addition to the popular Historical Atlas Series features 320 maps and 450 photos and other illustrations, and is a beautifully designed chronicle for anyone who has a fondness for history, maps or trains."--
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Provided by publisher
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NLC
Characteristic
atlas
Dewey number
385.09
Index
index present
LC call number
HE1021
LC item number
.H39 2017
Special format characteristics
other
Label
Historical atlas of early railways, Derek Hayes
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Extent
1 atlas
Isbn
9781771621755
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Physical medium
paper
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not applicable
Production reproduction details
other
Specific material designation
atlas
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn990234570
  • ucoclc990234570
Type of reproduction
not applicable
Label
Historical atlas of early railways, Derek Hayes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Extent
1 atlas
Isbn
9781771621755
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Physical medium
paper
Positive negative aspect
not applicable
Production reproduction details
other
Specific material designation
atlas
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn990234570
  • ucoclc990234570
Type of reproduction
not applicable

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