The Geography of Sea Transport

1st Edition

Alastair Couper

Routledge
Published November 28, 2017
Reference - 202 Pages
ISBN 9781138957251 - CAT# Y206834
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Human Geography

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Summary

This book, originally published in 1972, discusses the impact of technological change in sea transport on trade links, shipping routes and economic activities. A brief historical perspective illustrates the vital role of the sea transport in the ancient and medieval worlds and the influence of merchant shipping on British economic growth in the nineteenth century. The author then discusses modern trends in world ship-owning, ship-building and ship types against a back-ground of supply and demand. Of particular importance is the assessment of the role of shipping in relation to developing countries.

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