Modern Railways Dictionary of Railway Industry Terms

Author: John Glover



Category: Railroads

Page: 160

View: 896

"The Modern Railways Dictionary of Railway Industry Terms is an essential guide to the complex world of the modern railway scene. Today's privatised railway industry has created for itself a whole new range of jargon to be added to that already in use in an industry whose history now spans two centuries." "In this book the reader is guided through the terminology that is in present use, reflecting the new railway structures that have replaced the old. The organisation of the railway itself is explained and its relationship with other bodies. This includes the Department for Transport and Network Rail as well as crucial areas such as the responsibility for safety and the funding arrangements for the Passenger Transport Executives." "While much of the book is arranged alphabetically, there are a number of topics - from the legal position to signalling, passenger services to rolling stock and so on - organised thematically."--BOOK JACKET.
Mineral industries

A Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms

Author: United States. Bureau of Mines



Category: Mineral industries

Page: 1269

View: 661

Includes about 55,000 individual mining and mineral industry term entries with about 150,000 definitions under these terms.
English language

French-English and English-French Dictionary of Technical Terms and Phrases Used in Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, and Mining Engineering, and Allied Sciences and Industries, Including Geology, Physical Geography, Petrology, Mineralogy, Crystallography, Metallurgy, Chemistry, Physics, Geometry, Abbreviations and Symbols, Weights and Measures, Compound Conversion Factors, Etc., and a Method of Telegraphic Coding ...

Author: Julius Ornan Kettridge



Category: English language


View: 473


Dictionary of Shipping Terms

Author: Peter Brodie

Publisher: Taylor & Francis


Category: Law

Page: 280

View: 272

Shipping has many hundreds of terms and phrases whose meaning is not always obvious, even for experienced practitioners. This comprehensive dictionary contains concise definitions of maritime terms and phrases, including those used in liner, tramp and bulk shipping. This sixth edition contains new terms and phrases which cover: The latest technological and other improvements in cargo handling Improvements in port equipment Developments in the way freight charges and surcharges are levied New documentation on bills of lading and charter-party clauses. This book will be an immensely useful reference tool for all professionals involved in maritime transport, including ship-owners, shipbrokers, freight forwarders, port authorities, average adjusters, and ship operators. Practitioners, students and academics of maritime law will also find the book of great value, as will those in related industries such as banking, commercial and insurance law.

Dictionary of Technical Terms for Aerospace Use

Author: United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Scientific and Technical Information Division



Category: Aeronautics


View: 172


Craftsman's Illustrated Dictionary of Construction Terms

Author: James T. Frane

Publisher: Craftsman Book Company


Category: Building

Page: 412

View: 364

Almost anything you could possibly want to know about any word or technique in construction. Hundreds of up-to-date terms, materials, drawings and pictures with detailed descriptions.

A Dictionary of Travel and Tourism Terminology

Author: Allan Beaver

Publisher: CABI


Category: Travel

Page: 409

View: 347

This fully revised and updated second edition provides over 7,000 definitions of travel and tourism terminology used throughout the world, highlighting the many differences between US and European usage. It covers all aspects of the tourism industry, including hospitality, transport, and ancillary services. It explains the operating language of the travel industry, acronyms and abbreviations of organizations, associations and trade bodies, IT terms and brand names, and provides website addresses. Entries vary from one-line definitions to 500 word articles, and references are provided for further reading. This new edition contains over 500 new entries and the unique cross referencing system has been extended; for example accessing any entry about business travel leads to over 70 others. It is an essential reference tool for anyone involved in tourism research, and everyone in the travel industry.

Dictionary of International Business Terms

Author: John J. Capela

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated


Category: Education

Page: 612

View: 383

Expanded by about 200 new terms, this 4,200-term dictionary defines words and phrases having special application to international marketing and trade.