This study is the first to summarize the major technological policies implemented in China since 1949 and to place them in their social and historical context. Dr. Volti looks at technological change in China as part of a broader process of economic, political, cultural, and organizational change, focusing primarily on four key areas—agriculture, energy, ground transportation, and medicine and public health. He emphasizes how technological change has been shaped by political and ideological structures, notes how China’s unique cultural heritage has affected adoption of technologies developed outside China, and assesses China’s success in developing technologies appropriate to its specific needs as an economically and politically developing nation. He draws on interviews with technicians engaged in the transfer of technology to China as well as extensive primary source materials.
This text looks at mine planning and equipment and covers topics such as: design and planning of surface and underground mines; geotechnical stability in surface and underground mines; and mining and the environment.
Spanning more than one and a half centuries, this treasure trove examines the steam, diesel, and electric locomotives that have have kept North American commerce on the rails since the middle of the nineteenth centuty. Prolific rail author Brian Solomon takes an encyclopedic approach and describes every major type. And because locomotive-building has long been a made-to-order business, the book is arranged alphabetically by railroads from across the United States and Canada to show the variant technologies that railroads ordered to best suit their specific needs, whether for freight or passenger operations. The 75-plus railroads covered range from the best known historical lines such as Canadian Pacific, Santa Fe, Union Pacific, and Baltimore & Ohio, to todayâ€™s giant Class I roads, commuter lines, and selected short lines. The result is a profusely illustrated and beautifully presented reference guide that features more than 400 locomotive gems from throughout the ages, including historic machines such as New York Centralâ€™s J3a Hudsons, Pennsylvania Railroadâ€™s GG1 electrics, and EMDâ€™s classic E- and F-Units, to todayâ€™s most powerful modern diesels. All the major buildersâ€”past and presentâ€”are represented, including such heavyweights as Baldwin, Alco, Lima, EMD, GE, and more.
&Quot;This book assembles the practical rules and details for the efficient and economical execution of deep excavations. It draws together a wealth of experience of both design and construction from published work and the lifetime practice of the author. This second edition is extensively revised to include changes in design emphasis including those due to Eurocode 7 and descriptions of the latest equipment, construction techniques and geotechnical processes. Additional details include those of the latest piling and diaphragm wall equipment and innovations in top-down construction applied to basements and cut-and-cover works. The section on caissons has been expanded to include design methods."--BOOK JACKET.
A steam train arrives at the coast in the height of summer. Excited children and harassed parents spill out onto the hot platform and into the sea air. Greg Morse tells the story of how the railways took Britain on holiday.
Japan is currently at the forefront in the areas of high-speed rail transport and automobile manufacturing. Yet just over 100 years ago the movement of goods and people in Japan was largely carried out on foot and by ox cart. Covering 120 years, from 1867 to 1980, Japanese historians of transportation describe the creation of the modern transportation system we see today. Divided into eight historical stages, their survey traces the development of road, river, coastal and rail transport.