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Description - Road Engineering for Development by Richard Robinson

Developing countries in the tropics have different natural conditions and different institutional and financial situations to industrialized countries. However, most textbooks on highway engineering are based on experience from industrialized countries with temperate climates, and deal only with specific problems. Road Engineering for Development (published as Highway and Traffic Engineering in Developing Countries in its first edition) provides a comprehensive description of the planning, design, construction and maintenance of roads in developing countries. It covers a wide range of technical and non-technical problems that may confront road engineers working in this area. The technical content of the book has been fully updated and current development issues are focused on. 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 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 31mm)
Pages: 544
Imprint: Spon Press
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2003
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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