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- DescriptionLike the railroad and the automobile, the airliner has changed the very geography of the societies it serves. Fundamentally, air transportation has helped redefine the scale of human geography by dramatically reducing the cost of distance, both in terms of time and money. The result is what the author terms the 'airborne world', meaning all those places dependent upon and transformed by relatively inexpensive air transportation. The Ecomic Geography of Air Transportation answers three key questions: how did air transportation develop in the century after the Wright Brothers, what does it mean to live in an airborne world, and what is the future of aviation in this century? Examples are drawn from throughout the world. In particular, ample consideration is given to the situation in developing countries, where air transportation is growing rapidly and where, to a considerable degree, the future of the airborne world will be determined. The book weaves together the techlogical development of aviation, the competition among aircraft manufacturers and their stables of airliners, the deregulation and privatization of the airline industry, the articulation of air passenger and air cargo services in everyday life, and the challenges and controversies surrounding airports. It will be of particular interest to students and researchers in air transport history, the geography of the airline industry, air transport techlogical development, competition in the commercial aircraft industry, airport development, geography and ecomics. It will also be useful to professionals working in the airline, airport, and aircraft manufacturing industries.
- Author BiographyJohn T. Bowen is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at Central Washington University, USA.
- Author(s)John T. Bowen
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication11/11/2013
- SubjectEconomics: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Content Note62 black & white illustrations, 59 black & white tables, 62 black & white line drawings
- Weight498 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine15 mm
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