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KIRKUS REVIEW

A selective survey of present, projected and proposed advances in transport that approximates an anthology of the last, forward-looking chapters of previous car-plane-train books. Here, explained but evaluated only for expediency, are supertrains powered by electricity and by gas turbines, the RRollway system and others combining auto and train travel, and tube trains as successors to surface lines; rapid transit systems from San Francisco to Montreal to the still-testing Westinghouse Skyline; hydrofoil and surface-effect ships, also nuclear-powered freighters and giant automated tankers; supersonic transports, including after- and side-effects; jumbo jets, especially the imminent Boeing 747, and their jumbo problems; Vertical Takeoff and Landing craft and new ways with helicopters. Only the first section, approaching cars and highways via problems (congestion, pollution, safety) that need correcting, is firmly grounded in the public interest. Primarily a catalogue of what's coming--fast--with the drawback of built-in obsolescence.

Pub Date: May 27th, 1968
Publisher: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard