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Title: Transportation Futuristics: Visionary Designs in Transportation Engineering
Url: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/news_events/futuristics/
Publisher: University of California, Berkeley
Description: The human imagination would seem to recognize few boundaries when thinking about interesting forms of transportation, especially some of the rather creative ideas (both proposed and realized) that are contained within this novel and compelling online exhibit created by the staff at the Harmer E. Davis Transportation Library at the University of California at Berkeley. Many of the futuristic designs highlighted within this exhibit were envisioned as ways to overcome existing transportation problems, such as distance, space considerations, and other key factors. The pieces of material culture (such as advertisements, design renderings, and the like) contained here are divided into several sections, such as automotive, helicopter, monorails, and the aptly named "Oddities" area. For transportation buffs or those with an interest in the history of technology, the "Oddities" area should not be missed. Here visitors will find an illustration of the proposed "flying saucer bus" and the intriguing "transplanetary subway", which was supposed to have stretched from New York to Los Angeles.
LC Classification: Technology -- Engineering (General). Civil engineering -- Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) -- Transportation engineering
Technology -- Engineering (General). Civil engineering -- Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) -- Transportation engineering -- Exhibitions. Museums.
Technology -- Engineering (General). Civil engineering -- Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) -- Transportation engineering -- Popular works
GEM Subject: Science
Science -- Engineering
Science -- Technology
Resource Type: Image (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
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Format: html
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Language: English
Rights: Regents of the University of California
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2005-11-06 21:07:40 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2010-09-22 15:10:07 (W3C-DTF)
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