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- Use of natural additives in the production of warm mix asphalt in Cuba - Dr. Anadelys Alonso Aenlle, Dr. Eduardo Tejeda Piusseaut, MSc. Reynier Moll Martínez
- Road safety impact bonds - A financial business case - Rob McInerney, Hafez Alavi, Bill Bui, Dean Hislop
- The winter model - Socio-economic cost calculations for the future - Ph.D. Anna K. Arvidsson
- Analytical design of thin surfaced asphalt pavements in Germany - Dr. Sabine Leischner, Gustavo Canon Falla, Frohmut Wellner, Markus Oeser
- Asset management of Honshu-Shikoku bridges - Kazunori Yamaguchi, Akira Moriyama
- A comparative study of sustainability tools to assess an asphalt road pavement's life cycle - Johan Maeck
Roman roads: 100,000 km of freeways built 2,000 years ago - the contribution of Augustus
In our contemporary, postmodern world, a world where we are used to see all values and certainties crumble down or melt like snow in the sun, I feel I ought to start by providing the readers with a rock-like certainty: I am not a historian. I am just curious. And one day, out of my curiosity, I came across a map of the consular roads, the highways of ancient Rome. It was a map looking like the one below in illustration 1.
What would you say about that? Is it a déjà vu? Or is it just following the principle of "all over again" in history?