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Divall, Colin

Overview
Works: 33 works in 86 publications in 1 language and 737 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Documentary television programs  Educational television programs  Conference papers and proceedings  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Collector
Classifications: HE242.A2, 388.4094
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Colin Divall
Suburbanizing the masses : public transport and urban development in historical perspective( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making histories in transport museums by Colin Divall( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written from a multidisciplinary perspective but firmly rooted in the practice of making public histories, this book brings the study of transport museums firmly into the mainstream of academic and professional debate."--Jacket
Scaling up : the Institution of Chemical Engineers and the rise of a new profession by Colin Divall( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chemical engineering - as a recognised skill in the workplace, as an academic discipline, and as an acknowledged profession - is scarcely a century old. Yet from a contested existence before the First World War, chemical engineering had become one of the 'big four' engineering professions in Britain, and a major contributor to Western economies, by the end of the twentieth century. The subject had distinct national trajectories. In Britain - too long seen as shaped by American experiences - the emergence of recognised chemical engineers was the result of professional aspirations and contingency, and shaped by a shifting ecology of institutions, firms and government. Drawing upon extensive archival research, this book examines the evolution of technical practice, working environment and social interactions of chemical engineering. It will be of considerable interest to historians, sociologists of the professions, and to practitioners themselves
Cultural histories of sociabilities, spaces and mobilities by Colin Divall( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the majority of us the opportunity to travel has never been greater, yet differences in mobility highlight inequalities that have wider social implications. Exploring how and why attitudes towards movement have evolved across generations, the case studies in this essay collection range from medieval to modern times and cover several continents
Transport policy : learning lessons from history by Colin Divall( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The key aim of this volume is to demonstrate ways in which an understanding of history can be used to inform present-day transport and mobility policies. This is not to say that history repeats itself, or that every contemporary transport dilemma has an historical counterpart: rather, the contributors to this book argue that in many contexts of transport planning a better understanding of the context and consequences of past decisions and processes could lead to more effective policy decisions. Collectively the authors explore the ways in which the methods and approaches of historical research may be applied to contemporary transport and policy issues across a wide range of transport modes and contexts. By linking two bodies of academic research that for the most part remain separate this volume helps to inform current transport and mobility policies and to stimulate innovative new research that links studies of both past and present mobilities
From rail to road and back again? : a century of transport competition and interdependency( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this volume, the interdependence between road and rail transport is investigated, providing a fascinating reappraisal of the complex and shifting nature of European transportation over the last hundred years. The first half the collection examines how railway companies reacted to increasing competition from road transport. The second part focuses on road mobility, a key success story of the twentieth century"--Provided by publisher
Perspectives on railway history : papers delivered at the SHOT meeting, London, August 1996 by Colin Divall( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Railways as world heritage sites : occasional papers for the World Heritage Convention by Anthony Coulls( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Going places? : visitors enthusiasts and the public history of transport by Colin Divall( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Workshops, identity and labour( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Railway, place and identity( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making history in transport museums by Colin Divall( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walks around Manchester's industrial, technological and scientific past. No. 1 : University by Stella Butler( Book )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walks around Manchester's industrial, technological and scientific past by Stella V. F Butler( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Locomotion : Dan Snow's History of Railways( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Episode one of this three episode series, Dan Snow charts the development of the UK's rail network, from its beginnings as a primitive system of track-ways for coal carts in the early 18th century, railways quickly developed into the driving force behind the industrial revolution and the pivotal technology for modern Britain, and a connected world. Rapid industrial growth during the early 19th century, coupled with the prospect of vast profits, drove inventors and entrepreneurs to develop steam locomotives, metal tracks and an array of daring tunnels, cuttings and bridges that created a nationwide system of railways in just 30 years. George Stephenson's Liverpool and Manchester Railway became the model for future inter-city travel for the next century and his fast, reliable locomotive, The Rocket, began a quest for speed that has defined our modern world. Episode two examines the impact the railway had on London in the late 1830s, linking it to Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester. This was the start of a truly national network - and one of the greatest civil engineering projects in history. The spread of the railways triggered a mania across Britain. Railway tycoons like Samuel Morton Peto and George Hudson made and lost fortunes as the stock markets boomed around these new developments. Yet the bubble burst in 1847 and shares plummeted. Thousands of ordinary shareholders filled the bankruptcy courts. However as Dan Snow reveals, the legacy of the mania was an incredible rail network for 19th century Britain and a revolution in the way people lived. Episode three examines how in just 50 years, Britain's railways grew from a handful of small lines carrying coal to the biggest industry in the nation. A nation had built the railways and now those railways would build a nation, influencing working conditions for its employees, proving a valuable export across the globe and even changing warfare. This series takes on one of the most significant sagas of change in history, the revolution of rail
Technological change and railway systems by Colin Divall( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural histories of sociabilities, spaces and moblilties by Colin Divall( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Down the American road? : industrial research on the London, Midland & Scottish Railway, 1923-1947 by Colin Divall( Book )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Walks around Manchester's industrial, technological and scientific past. No. 3 : Oldham Road - Rochdale Canal - UMIST - Business School by Stella Butler( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The origins of transport museums in Western Europe by Colin Divall( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Suburbanizing the masses : public transport and urban development in historical perspective
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Making histories in transport museumsScaling up : the Institution of Chemical Engineers and the rise of a new professionMaking history in transport museums