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Description - Road Engineering for Development by Richard Robinson

Developing countries in the tropics often have challenging natural conditions and different institutional and financial institutions to industrialized countries. However, most textbooks on road engineering are based on experience in industrialized countries with temperate climates. Road Engineering for Development (published as Highway and Traffic Engineering in Developing Countries in its first edition) provides a comprehensive coverage of the planning, design, construction and maintenance of roads in developing and emerging countries. It covers a wide range of technical and non-technical problems that may confront road engineers working in the developing world. This new edition has extended the focus to include those countries of the former Eastern Bloc, which share many institutional issues and the financial problems confronting developing countries. Designed as a fundamental text for civil engineering students this book also offers a broad, practical view of the subject for practising engineers. It has been written with the assistance of a number of world-renowned specialist professional engineers with many years experience working in Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Central America.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415318822
ISBN-10: 0415318823
Format: Paperback
(246mm x 174mm x mm)
Pages: 544
Imprint: Spon Press
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Jun-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Richard Robinson

Dr Richard Robinson is an independent consultant and has an honorary appointment at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom. He spent over 20 years at the Transport Research Laboratory, and recently held the Senior Roads Specialist position at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. He has worked in 40 countries and has published over 100 papers and articles. Professor Bent Thagesen is the former Professor of Highway Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark. He has worked as a highway engineer in Africa and in Asia, and has carried out research at the Danish Road Research Laboratory. He has been a consultant to the World Bank, the United Nations and various development organizations and firms concerned with roads in the developing world. He edited the first edition of this book, Highway and Traffic Engineering in Developing Countries.

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