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By David Turnock

even if very much has been released at the monetary, social and engineering historical past of nineteenth-century railways, the paintings of historic geographers has been less conspicuous. This review via David Turnock is going some distance in the direction of restoring the stability. It info each very important element of the railway’s effect on spatial distribution of monetary and social switch, offering an entire account of the nineteenth-century geography of the British Isles obvious within the context of the railway. The ebook stories and explains the form of the constructing railway community, starting with the pre-steam railways and connections among present street and water communications and the hot rail strains. the writer additionally discusses the impression of the railways at the styles of commercial, city and rural swap through the century. all through, the ancient geography of eire is handled in equivalent aspect to that of serious Britain.

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