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Environmental Pollution

The Ecology of Transportation: Managing Mobility for the Environment

Editors: Davenport, John, Davenport, Julia L. (Eds.)

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Human transport by land, sea and air has increased exponentially through time in intensity, paralleling rises in population, prosperity and rates of technological change. Transport has considerable ecological effects, many of them detrimental to environmental sustainability. This volume brings together international experts from a variety of disciplines to review the ecological effects and their causes in terms of road, rail, ship and aircraft transport. The contributors have different attitudes and agendas. Some are ecologists, some planners, others social scientists. Focus ranges from identification of threats and amelioration of damaging effects through to future design of transport systems to minimize environmental degradation. Some chapters consider restricted areas of the globe; others the globe itself. Views encompass deep pessimism and cautious optimism.

Uniquely, the volume considers transport effects in all environments. This is the first book that attempts to discuss the relationship between human transport and all ecosystems. It appeals not only to the specialist environmentalist by picking out novel topics, but also to anyone involved in transport issues as it tackles the issues from an historical perspective, encompassing the past, present and future of the effects of human transport.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Ecological effects of aviation

    Pages 5-24

    Kelly, T. (et al.)

  • The local costs to ecological services associated with high seas global transport

    Pages 25-38

    Mann, R.

  • Shipwrecked – Shipping impacts on the biota of the Mediterranean Sea

    Pages 39-69

    Galil, B. S.

  • Snakes and ladders: Navigable waterways as invasion corridors

    Pages 71-75

    Galil, B. S. (et al.)

  • The transport and the spread of living aquatic species

    Pages 77-97

    Minchin, D.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Ecology of Transportation: Managing Mobility for the Environment
Editors
  • John Davenport
  • Julia L. Davenport
Series Title
Environmental Pollution
Series Volume
10
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-4504-2
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-4504-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-4503-5
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7137-8
Series ISSN
1566-0745
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 393
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