Peter Clark has translated several books from Arabic. He worked for the British Council for thirty-one years, mostly in the Arab world, and is now a freelance translator and consultant on Middle East cultural affairs.
I do hope it is followed up with further publications on the subject. We have so many excellent books about railways of the past, but virtually none about high speed rail, the railways of the future. - David Thrower, Stockton Heath July 2012 "This is an impressive collection of illustrations, supporting an informed appraisal, from steam locos to Maglev. The standard of all photos & the quality of reproduction is excellent. This book will look good on the coffee table - but it is also a useful source of comparative reference, with an international scope that should strike a chord with many CM readers." Continental Modeller, June 2012 edition