Table of contents for The geography of transport systems / Jean-Paul Rodrigue, Claude Comtois, and Brian Slack.

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Chapter 1 ¿ Transportation and Geography
CONCEPTS: 1. What is Transport Geography? 2. Transportation and Space; 3. The Geography of Transportation Networks
METHODS: 1. Definition and Properties of Graph Theory; 2. Measures and Indices of Graph Theory; 3. Geographic Information Systems for Transportation (GIS-T)
CASE STUDY: Teaching Transport Geography
Chapter 2 ¿ Transportation and the Spatial Structure
CONCEPTS: 1. Historical Evolution of Transportation; 2. Transport and Spatial Organization; 3. Transport and Location; 4. Future Transportation
METHODS: 1. The Notion of Accessibility; 2. Network Data Models
CASE STUDY: UPS and the Management of Distribution Networks
Chapter 3 ¿ Transportation and the Economy
CONCEPTS: 1. Transport and Economic Development; 2. Transportation and Commercial Geography; 3. Transport Costs; 4. Transport Supply and Demand 
METHODS: 1. The Transportation Problem (Linear programming); 2. Market Area Analysis
CASE STUDY: The Financing of Transportation Infrastructure
Chapter 4 ¿ Transportation Modes
CONCEPTS: 1. A Diversity of Modes; 2. Intermodal Transportation; 3. Passengers or Freight?
METHODS: 1. Technical Performance Indicators; 2. Symbolization of Transport Features in a GIS
CASE STUDY: Maersk Shipping Line
Chapter 5 ¿ Transportation Terminals
CONCEPTS: 1. The Function of Transport Terminals; 2. Terminals and Location; 3. Ports and Rail Terminals; 4. Airports
METHODS: 1. Gini Coefficient; 2. Delphi Forecasting 
CASE STUDY: Chicago and Intermodal Rail Terminals
Chapter 6 ¿ International Trade and Freight Distribution
CONCEPTS: 1. Transportation, Globalization and International Trade; 2. Commodity Chains and Freight Transportation; 3. Logistics
METHODS: 1. Spatial Interactions; 2. The Gravity Model
CASE STUDY: Commodity Chain Analysis
Chapter 7 ¿ Urban Transportation
CONCEPTS: 1. Transportation and Urban Form; 2. Urban Land Use and Transportation; 3. Urban Mobility; 4. Urban Transport Problems 
METHODS: 1. Traffic Counts and Traffic Surveys; 2. Transportation / Land Use Modeling
CASE STUDY: City Logistics
Chapter 8 ¿ Transport, Energy and Environment
CONCEPTS: 1. Transport and Energy; 2. The Environmental Impacts of Transportation; 3. Transport and Sustainability
METHODS: 1. Transport Environmental Management
CASE STUDY: Environmental Practices in Sweden Maritime Transport
Chapter 9 ¿ Transport Planning and Policy
CONCEPTS: 1. The Nature of Transport Policy; 2. The Policy Process; 3. Transport Planning; 4. Transport Safety and Security
METHODS: 1. Cost-Benefit Analysis
CASE STUDY: Security, Transport and Health Planning: The Challenge of Pandemics
Conclusion: Issues and Challenges in Transport Geography
Glossary and Index

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Transportation geography.