ISBN-13: 9781579580988 / Anglický / Twarda / 2000 / 336 str.
An examination of approximately 50 of the most important strategic highways in the world. These highways may take the form of roads, railways, rivers and canals, or air and sea routes. They have one thing in common: they are of special significance because, throughout history, they have acted as major trade routes for a number of countries; have military or strategic significance; act to bind a country or countries together; or, in the case of rivers, act as boundaries or borders between two or more countries. They include the Suez and Panama canals, the Rhine and Amazon rivers, the Trans-USA railway, the Khyber Pass and Maputo Corridor, the Silk Road; the Cape sea route and the Pacific sea route. Location maps are provided throughout the book.