Ways of the World: A History of the World's Roads and of the Vehicles That Used Them

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Rutgers University Press, Dec 1, 1992 - History - 424 pages
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This is the first comprehensive history of the world's roads, highways, bridges, and the people and vehicles that traverse them, from prehistoric times to the present. Encyclopedic in its scope, fascinating in its details, Ways of the World is a unique work for reference and browsing. Maxwell Lay considers the myriad aspects of roads and their users: the earliest pathways, the rise of wheeled vehicles and animals to pull them, the development of surfaced roads, the motives for road and bridge building, and the rise of cars and their influence on roads, cities, and society. The work is amply illustrated, well indexed and cross-referenced, and includes a chronology of road history and a full bibliography. 

 It is indispensable for anyone interested in travel, history, geography, transportation, cars, or the history of technology.

 

  

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A book on a fascinating area that affects us now and how previous civilisations developed. Truly interesting. It would receive 5 stars but for the intellectual arrogance, or possibly idiocy, in ... Read full review

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Contents

Names and Units
3
The Demands of Transport
19
Roadways
43
Motives and Management
93
A Surge of Power
121
Power in the Road
167
Pavements
203
Bridges
253
from the Past into the Future
299
Terminology for Road Pavements
333
Notes
353
References
361
Index
379
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Old World Contacts/Sources
Lay, mg Ways of the World; A History of the World's Roads and of the Vehicles That Used Them. New Brunswick, nj: Rutgers University Press, 1992. ...
www.ucalgary.ca/ applied_history/ tutor/ oldwrld/ sources.html

roads and highways :: Additional Reading -- Britannica Online ...
mg Lay, Ways of the World: A History of the World's Roads and of the Vehicles That Used Them (1992), provides an overview, while his Handbook of Road ...
www.britannica.com/ eb/ article-71932/ roads-and-highways

II Secondary Sources | NZETC
Lay, mg, Ways of the World: A History of the World's Roads and of the Vehicles that Used Them, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1992. ...
www.nzetc.org/ tm/ scholarly/ tei-ArnSett-b6-1-3.html

IVHS: History
Lay, mg, "Ways of the World: A History of the World's Roads and of the Vehicles that Used Them", Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, New Yersey, ...
www.wirelesscommunication.nl/ reference/ chaptr01/ roadtrin/ ivhshist.htm

Par Blomkvist - Transferring Technology--Shaping Ideology ...
As transport historian Maxwell Gordon Lay shows in his comprehensive work Ways of the World. A History of the World's Roads and of the Vehicles That Used ...
muse.jhu.edu/ journals/ comparative_technology_transfer_and_society/ v002/ 2.3blomkvist.html

Indiana Bridges Indiana Bridges Indiana Bridges Indiana Bridges ...
mg Lay, Ways of the World: A History of the World's Roads. and of the Vehicles That Used Them (New Brunswick, nj: Rutgers. University Press, [1992]), 73-77; ...
www.in.gov/ indot/ files/ INBridgesHistoricContextStudy1830s-1965.pdf

Development and Results of the Swedish Road Deflection Tester
Development and Results of the Swedish. Road Deflection Tester. by. Peter Andren. “La deflexion d’une chaussee est un peu, pour l’ingenieur routier, ...
www.diva-portal.org/ diva/ getDocument?urn_nbn_se_kth_diva-4050-2__fulltext.pdf

About the author (1992)

James E. Vance, Jr., is emeritus professor of geography at the University of California, Berkeley. His books includeThe Continuing City, also available from Johns Hopkins.

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