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By John McPhee

ISBN-10: 1429988975

ISBN-13: 9781429988971

What John McPhee's books all have in universal is they are approximately genuine humans in actual locations. the following, at his adventurous most sensible, he's out and approximately with those who paintings in freight transportation.

Over the prior 8 years, John McPhee has spent substantial time within the corporation of people that paintings in freight transportation. unusual providers is his sketchbook of them and of his trips with them. He rides from Atlanta to Tacoma along Don Ainsworth, proprietor and operator of a sixty-five-foot,eighteen-wheel chemical tanker wearing hazmats. McPhee attends ship-handling university on a pond within the foothills of the French Alps, the place, for a institution of $15,000 every week, skippers of the biggest ocean ships refine their functions in twenty-foot scale types. He is going up the "tight-assed" Illinois River on a "towboat" pushing a triple string of barges, the general vessel being "a good buy longer than the Titanic." And he travels by way of canoe up the canal-and-lock advertisement waterways traveled by means of Henry David Thoreau and his brother, John, in a home made skiff in 1839.

Uncommon companies is vintage paintings by means of McPhee, in prose special, as continuously, through its author's hot humor, willing perception, and wealthy feel of human personality.

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Oil and gasoline are dispatched from the northern region /Gdansk,Plock/ to the rest of the country. At present the road transport very often beats railway even in transportation of coal, stones, sand, iron ore, oil, fertilizers and other materials. The next issue of the land transport in Poland is the big competition between road and railway passenger traffic. Main directions and routes are the same both for cars and trains and connect big towns in Poland, mainly this which are big industrial and administration centers.

Like her will come, And I believe may more young people as well. But much more important, the younger populace of the region will come closer together and visit both ways more readily and more enjoyably. They will do it more often and just like the moon walkers, "come in peace for all the region". direction. We need only point them in the right And, with telecommunications (a product that space technology brought to the foreground) perhaps the world can watch as it happens! Thank you for listening to these thoughts.

REGIONAL ISSUES IN PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT. The most important element of Polish transportation factors is the geographical location. Poland is the country in Central Europe predestinated for the West - East and North - South transit. The flat country between Baltic Sea and the Carpathians is very accessible for the road and railway transport. The most important transit across Poland goes between Western Europe /Germanyl and the former Soviet Union countries. The railway is especially predestinated for the mass transport.

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