By David Turnock

even supposing greatly has been released at the fiscal, social and engineering historical past of nineteenth-century railways, the paintings of historic geographers has been less conspicuous. This evaluation by way of David Turnock is going a ways in the direction of restoring the stability. It information each vital point of the railway’s impact on spatial distribution of monetary and social switch, supplying a whole account of the nineteenth-century geography of the British Isles obvious within the context of the railway. The e-book stories and explains the form of the constructing railway community, starting with the pre-steam railways and connections among latest street and water communications and the hot rail traces. the writer additionally discusses the impression of the railways at the styles of commercial, city and rural switch in the course of the century. all through, the historic geography of eire is handled in equivalent element to that of serious Britain.

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