Poznań, Poland


Language: PolishStudies in Polish
Subject area: engineering and engineering trades
Kind of studies: full-time studies, part-time studies
University website: www.put.poznan.pl/en
Transport or transportation is the movement of humans, animals and goods from one location to another. Modes of transport include air, land (rail and road), water, cable, pipeline and space. The field can be divided into infrastructure, vehicles and operations. Transport is important because it enables trade between people, which is essential for the development of civilizations.
The essence of air transport is speed, and speed is unfortunately one of the most expensive commodities in the world, principally because of the disproportionate amount of the power required to achieve high speed and to lift loads thousands of feet into the air. This is strikingly illustrated by the fact that while an average cargo ship, freight train and transport aeroplane are each equipped with engines totalling about 2,500 H.P., the ship can carry a load of about 7,000 tons, the train 800 tons and the plane only two and a half tons.
J. R. D. Tata 'On November 2, 1943, J.R.D. Tata spoke to the Bombay Rotary Club.
Without an understanding of causality there can be no theory of communication. What passes as information theory today is not communication at all, but merely transportation.
Marshall McLuhan (2011) The Book of Probes : Marshall McLuhan. p. 362
Like music my drawings transport us to the ambiguous world of the indeterminate.
Odilon Redon, quoted in: Jean-François Guillou (2000) Great Paintings of the World. p. 190
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