Roads: Some Facts

argylesock says… as a teenager, I was inspired by The Oldest Road which my grandfather gave me. I promised him that I’d walk that road and many years later, I did so. I still have the book and recommend it to anybody who loves the land of Southern Britain.

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Transport facilities on land, sea and air are indispensable for economic progress of a nation. Transport on land may be by road, railways or waterways. Pipelines are also used for transport of bulky liquids or gaseous commodities like petroleum or natural gas. Power transmission lines help in transport of power from generating units to consumers. Transport is necessary for the exploitation of our vast natural resources. Many of our natural resources remained untapped in the past because of lack of transport facilities. Transport facilities provide basic infrastructure for the development of agriculture, industry, minerals, forests and fisheries. Fertilizer, high yielding varieties of seeds and other inputs needed for agriculture are sent to the villages by utilizing transport facilities. Similarly, food grains and commercial crops are transported to the markets. The development of an industry depends on cheap and efficient transport of raw materials and finished products. Transportation lines are the…

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About argylesock

I wrote a PhD about veterinary parasitology so that's the starting point for this blog. But I'm now branching out into other areas of biology and into popular science writing. I'll write here about science that happens in landscapes, particularly farmland, and about science involving interspecific interactions. Datasets and statistics get my attention. Exactly where this blog will lead? That's a journey that I'm on and I hope you'll come with me.
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