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London Bridges

By James Patterson
  • Writer : James Patterson
  • Isbn : 9780759512825
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Review Counts : 828
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  • Pdf : london-bridges.pdf

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In broad desert daylight, a mysterious platoon of soldiers evacuates the entire population of Sunrise Valley, Nevada. Minutes later, a huge bomb detonates a hundred feet above the ground and lays waste to homes, cars, and playgrounds: a town annihilated in an instant.Alex Cross is on vacation in San Francisco with his girlfriend, Jamilla Hughes, when he gets the call. The Russian supercriminal known as the Wolf claims responsibility for the blast. Major cities around the globe are threatened with total destruction. The Wolf has proven he can do it; the only question is, can anyone stop him in time? Surveillance film of the blast reveals the presence of another of Alex Cross' most dangerous enemies, the ruthless assassin known as the Weasel. World leaders have just four days to prevent an unimaginable cataclysm. Joining forces with Scotland Yard and Interpol, Alex fights his way through a torrent of false leads, impersonators, and foreign agents before he gets close to the heart of the crimes. Racing down the hairpin turns of the Riviera in the most unforgettable finale James Patterson has ever written, Alex Cross confronts the truth of the Wolf's identity, a revelation that even Cross himself may be unable to survive.

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Bridges and Men

By Joseph Gies
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  • Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
  • Isbn Code : 1787208354
  • Number of Pages : 388
  • Category : History
  • Reviews : 985
  • Pdf File: bridges-and-men.pdf

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Since human time first began, men have needed to cross streams and valleys, span chasms and torrents—and have found ways of getting to the other side. In this sweeping historic survey, Joseph Gies, author of Adventure Underground: The Story of the World’s Great Tunnels, recounts for our pleasure the history of bridges through the ages. From the first vines thrown across small streams to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge across the entrance to New York Harbor and to plans for possible bridges across the English Channel and the Straits of Messina, Mr. Gies interests us in the men who dreamed bridges and built them; in the terrible catastrophes of bridges that collapsed—including that across the First of Tay and “Galloping Gertie” across the Tacoma Narrows; in painters and poets and novelists who have found their inspiration in or on bridges. In large part, that is, BRIDGES AND MEN is about practical visionaries who combined the genius of engineers and architects, the talents of propagandists and business men: The Bridge Brothers, who built the world-faced Pont d’Avignon; Jean-Rodolphe Perronet, who built the Pont de la Concorde; john Rennie, the Scottish farmer boy who built New London Bridge; George and Robert Stephenson, who invented the railroad and railroad bridge; and Thomas Telford, who bridged the ocean at Menai Strait.

London Explored

By Peter Dazeley,Mark Daly
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  • Publisher : Frances Lincoln
  • Isbn Code : 0711240361
  • Number of Pages : 272
  • Category : Travel
  • Reviews : 435
  • Pdf File: london-explored.pdf

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This visually stunning guide takes you on a journey to some of London's most interesting, surprising and unique places. London is packed with little-known treasures: remarkably preserved historical houses, fascinating museums and galleries, unusual commercial and industrial buildings and sumptuous interiors that are glimpsed only on special occasions. A follow-up to the hugely successful Unseen London and London Uncovered,London Explored is a unique London guidebook that opens the doors to more than sixty of the capital's most surprising and intriguing places. The locations include an upmarket gun shop, a working bronze foundry, a secret underground bunker, a lavish casino and a jewel-like chapel. Mark Daly’s lively commentary accompanies the stunning photography of Peter Dazeley. From the lavish eighteenth-century private members' clubs of Westminster and the grand magnificence of the Admiralty Arch, through the city's wide array of cultural and historical museums, to a look inside the lesser known sights like Tower Bridge lifeboate station or Clapham's enormous abandonded underground bomb shelter, this beautiful compendium delves into the history and heritage of these places, offering a fascinating picture of one of the world's great cities as it was and as it is today. Explore London with this special guide to the city's secret and surprising buildings. Describing the history and the character of each place, the book uncovers a wealth of stories about an endlessly remarkable world city with its own unique character. Praise for Peter Dazeley and Mark Daly's previous book Unseen London: ‘A thrilling tour behind the closed doors of the capital city's buildings.’ Daily Telegraph ‘Dazeley captures the atmosphere of each building to perfection.’ Daily Express ‘Fascinating’ Fabric magazine ‘A joy’ Evening Standard

Tono-Bungay

By H.G. Wells
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Isbn Code : 0141921234
  • Number of Pages : 448
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 172
  • Pdf File: tono-bungay.pdf

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Presented as a miraculous cure-all, Tono-Bungay is in fact nothing other than a pleasant-tasting liquid with no positive effects. Nonetheless, when the young George Ponderevo is employed by his Uncle Edward to help market this ineffective medicine, he finds his life overwhelmed by its sudden success. Soon, the worthless substance is turned into a formidable fortune, as society becomes convinced of the merits of Tono-Bungay through a combination of skilled advertising and public credulity. As the newly rich George discovers, however, there is far more to class in England than merely the possession of wealth.

I Never Knew That About London

By Christopher Winn
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  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Isbn Code : 1429941111
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Category : Travel
  • Reviews : 656
  • Pdf File: i-never-knew-that-about-london.pdf

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Discover hundreds of fascinating facts about London in this enthralling miscellany Travelling through the villages and districts that make up the world's most dynamic metropolis, Christopher Winn takes us on a captivating journey around London to unearth the hidden gems of legends, firsts, inventions, adventures and birthplaces that shape the city's compelling and at times turbulent past. See the Chelsea river views that inspired Turner and find out where London's first nude statue is. Explore London's finest country house in Charlton and unearth the secrets of the Mother of Parliaments. Discover which church steeple gave us the design of the traditional wedding cake, where the sandwich was invented and where in Bond Street you can see London's oldest artifact. Visit the house where Handel and Jimi Hendrix both lived. Climb the famous 311 steps of the Monument and fly the world's biggest Ferris wheel. Brimming with stories and snippets providing spellbinding insight into what has shaped the city, I Never Knew That About London is a beautifully illustrated gem of a book that informs and amuses in equal measure. "Will not fail to enhance months, even years, of gentle urban exploration...Any number of morning or weekend outings can be constructed from these rich pages... the selections and observations remain unfailingly interesting." --The Guardian (UK) I Never Knew That: Tucked away below Clive Steps at the end of King Charles Street can be found the small underground rooms where Winston Churchill and the War Cabinet met during the air raids of the Second World War. The first-ever Valentine Card was written from the Tower, where in 1415 the recently imprisoned Duke of Orleans composed a love poem to his wife. The measurement of one foot comes from the length of the foot of St. Algar's statue, carved on the base of one of the columns near the entrance of St. Paul's Cathedral. The design for the traditional wedding cake is drawn from the steeple of St. Bride's church in Fleet Street.

Mudlark: In Search of London's Past Along the River Thames

By Lara Maiklem
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  • Publisher : Liveright Publishing
  • Isbn Code : 163149497X
  • Number of Pages : 336
  • Category : History
  • Reviews : 704
  • Pdf File: mudlark.pdf

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“Engrossing . . . evokes the subculture of the ‘mudlarks,’ who scour the banks for fragments of London’s past.”—The New Yorker The international bestseller that mesmerizingly charts quixotic journeys through London’s past, Mudlark thrills Anglophiles and history lovers alike. Long heralded as a city treasure herself, beloved “Mudlark” Lara Maiklem tirelessly treks along the Thames’ muddy shores, unearthing a myriad of artifacts and their stories—from Roman hairpins and perfectly preserved Tudor shoes to the clay pipes that were smoked in riverside taverns. Seamlessly interweaving reflections from her own life with meditations on the art of wandering, Maiklem ultimately delivers a treatise “as deep and as rich as the Thames and its treasures” (Stanley Tucci).

The Poems of T. S. Eliot: Volume I

By T. S. Eliot
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  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Isbn Code : 0374719209
  • Number of Pages : 1344
  • Category : Poetry
  • Reviews : 489
  • Pdf File: the-poems-of-t-s-eliot.pdf

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The first volume of the first paperback edition of The Poems of T. S. Eliot This two-volume critical edition of T. S. Eliot’s poems establishes a new text of the Collected Poems 1909–1962, rectifying accidental omissions and errors that have crept in during the century since Eliot’s astonishing debut, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.” In addition to the masterpieces, The Poems of T. S. Eliot contains the poems of Eliot’s youth, which were rediscovered only decades later; poems that circulated privately during his lifetime; and love poems from his final years, written for his wife, Valerie. Calling upon Eliot’s critical writings as well as his drafts, letters, and other original materials, Christopher Ricks and Jim McCue have provided a commentary that illuminates the imaginative life of each poem. This first volume respects Eliot’s decisions by opening with his Collected Poems 1909–1962 as he arranged and issued it shortly before his death. This is followed by poems uncollected but either written for or suitable for publication, and by a new reading text of the drafts of The Waste Land. The second volume opens with the two books of verse of other kinds that Eliot issued: Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats and Anabasis, his translation of St.-John Perse’s Anabase. Each of these sections is accompanied by its own commentary. Finally, pertaining to the entire edition, there is a comprehensive textual history that contains not only variants from all known drafts and the many printings but also extended passages amounting to hundreds of lines of compelling verse.

The Artist and the Bridge

By John Sweetman
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn Code : 0429801955
  • Number of Pages : 208
  • Category : Art
  • Reviews : 746
  • Pdf File: the-artist-and-the-bridge.pdf

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First published in 1999, this book explores how, from the stone bridges of neoclassicism which soar out of wild woods to span pastoral valleys to the post-1750 engineer’s bridge with its links to the more industrial landscape, the bridge was a popular feature in painting throughout the period 1700-1920. Why did so many artists choose to portray bridges? In this lavishly illustrated and intriguing book, John Sweetman seeks to answer this question. He traces the history of the bridge in painting and printmaking through a vast range of work, some as familiar as William Etty’s The Bridge of Sighs and Claude Monet’s The Railway Bridge at Argenteuil and others less well known such as Wassily Kandinsky’s Composition IV and C.R.W. Nevinson’s Looking Through the Brooklyn Bridge. Distinctive characteristics emerge revealing the complex role of the bridge as both symbol and metaphor, and as a place of vantage, meeting and separation.

London’s Waterfront 1100–1666: Excavations in Thames Street, London, 1974–84

By John Schofield,Lyn Blackmore,Jacqui Pearce
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  • Publisher : Archaeopress Publishing Ltd
  • Isbn Code : 1784918385
  • Number of Pages : 544
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reviews : 242
  • Pdf File: london-s-waterfront-1100-1666.pdf

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This book presents and celebrates the mile-long Thames Street in the City of London and the land south of it to the River Thames as an archaeological asset. Four Museum of London excavations of 1974–84 are presented: Swan Lane, Seal House, New Fresh Wharf and Billingsgate Lorry Park. Here the findings of the period 1100–1666 are presented.

The Tower and the Bridge

By David P. Billington
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Isbn Code : 0691236933
  • Number of Pages : 328
  • Category : Architecture
  • Reviews : 327
  • Pdf File: the-tower-and-the-bridge.pdf

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An essential exploration of the engineering aesthetics of celebrated structures from long-span bridges to high-rise buildings What do structures such as the Eiffel Tower, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the concrete roofs of Pier Luigi Nervi have in common? According to The Tower and the Bridge, all are striking examples of structural art, an exciting area distinct from either architecture or machine design. Aided by stunning photographs, David Billington discusses the technical concerns and artistic principles underpinning the well-known projects of leading structural engineer-artists, including Othmar Ammann, Félix Candela, Gustave Eiffel, Fazlur Khan, Robert Maillart, John Roebling, and many others. A classic work, The Tower and the Bridge introduces readers to the fundamental aesthetics of engineering.

A Walking Tour London: Sketches of the city’s architectural treasures (Second Edition)

By Gregory Byrne Bracken
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  • Publisher : Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
  • Isbn Code : 9814868418
  • Number of Pages :
  • Category : Travel
  • Reviews : 293
  • Pdf File: a-walking-tour-london.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Without a doubt one of the world’s greatest cities, London is inexhaustible in the riches it has to offer. And all its finest sights – from its Roman ruins, royal palaces, churches and abbeys, to the temples of commerce, street markets, parks and gardens – are, as many have learned, best discovered on foot. Let author Gregory Byrne Bracken guide you through this complexity with a series of insider’s tours specially designed to take in the very best of the city. Each of the walks, varying from an hour’s duration to two, is packed with sights, and where one walk ends, the next one picks up – so you make the most of your time in this great city. The stories of ambition, empire, love, death and creative genius will deepen your appreciation of London; the drawings will let you see its world-famous icons in an exhilarating new light. So whether you are just getting to know the city or reacquainting yourself with it, A Walking Tour London is your ideal companion. 14 fascinating walks through London’s various districts, including The City, Westminster, Covent Garden, Southwark and Chelsea Over 90 hand-drawn illustrations of the city’s greatest sights Detailed street maps Recommendations for not-to-be-missed landmarks, night walks, best views, food and drink, and places to shop

London's Strangest: The Thames

By Iain Spragg
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  • Publisher : Portico
  • Isbn Code : 1910232408
  • Number of Pages : 300
  • Category : Humor
  • Reviews : 675
  • Pdf File: london-s-strangest.pdf

Book Excerpt:

The 19th-century MP John Burns described the Thames as 'liquid history' and ever since the Romans founded Londinium in 43 AD, the river has played a key cultural and economic, political and social role in the history of England. London's Strangest: The Thames reveals the bizarre, funny and surreal events and episodes that have occurred over the centuries on, beneath and along the banks of the famous waterway. From appearances of the world's first submarine to the raid on the Sex Pistols river concert, Lord Nelson's final journey to John Prescott's watery protest, and even the recent escapades during the floods, the River Thames really has witnessed it all.

DK Eyewitness London

By DK Eyewitness
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn Code : 0744047056
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Category : Travel
  • Reviews : 613
  • Pdf File: dk-eyewitness-london.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Looking for a travel companion on your trip to London? This travel guide will make exploring Britain's easy and fun. Whether you want to tread the footsteps of kings and queens in Buckingham Palace, take in the bloody history of the Tower of London, or explore one of the city's numerous parks, your DK Eyewitness travel guide makes sure you experience all that London has to offer. Inside the pages of this London travel guide, you'll discover: - Our pick of London's must-sees, top experiences, hidden gems, and the best spots to eat, drink, shop, and stay - Detailed maps and walks make navigating the city easy - Easy-to-follow itineraries to help you plan your trip - Expert advice and travel tips to help you get ready, get around and stay safe - Color-coded chapters to every part of London, from Mayfair to Shoreditch, King's Cross to the South Bank - Available in a handy format that is lightweight and portable Immerse yourself in Great Britain's capital and see the home of Royalty, history, and culture like never before! This updated city guide transports you to the best London has to see and experience, through expert-led insights, trusted travel advice, and detailed breakdowns planning your trip to this iconic city will be a pleasure. Experience your perfect adventure through the UK's most cosmopolitan city! Dripping in pomp and tradition, see the British Museum, Whitehall, and Westminster for their iconic sights and regal architecture. Rest in the rolling fields and peaceful woodlands of Hampstead Heath and when the sun sets visit Soho for an evening out. DK Eyewitness London has been updated regularly to make sure the information is as up-to-date as possible following the COVID-19 outbreak. For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent advice, recommendations, and reviews. Discover guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe!

From Battersea to the Tower

By John Costella
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Isbn Code : 1467006726
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Category : Travel
  • Reviews : 702
  • Pdf File: from-battersea-to-the-tower.pdf

Book Excerpt:

'From Battersea to the Tower' provides the reader with an interesting and artistic picture of the history, beauty and occasion that is associated with an area of the Thames Path on both the North and South banks of the river. This book is a perfect accompaniment for both the walker and armchair reader, and focuses on the passage between Battersea Bridge and Tower Bridge, identifying numerous buildings of historical significance as well as the bridges themselves that cross the Thames. Each chapter includes a brief, but detailed history, of the relevant boroughs and districts which border the path, identifying the origins of many street names together with plenty of ghostly tales from the past.

London's 100 Strangest Places

By David Long
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  • Publisher : The History Press
  • Isbn Code : 0752480286
  • Number of Pages : 192
  • Category : History
  • Reviews : 865
  • Pdf File: london-s-100-strangest-places.pdf

Book Excerpt:

The bustling metropolis of London is home to scores of unusual and unique places and spaces. In this feast of peculiarities, author David Long guides you off the beaten path and allows you under the skin of the hidden city that is modern-day London, revealing a new side to the capital you thought you knew.

The Mystery at Big Ben (London, England)

By Carole Marsh
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  • Publisher : Gallopade International
  • Isbn Code : 0635068532
  • Number of Pages : 160
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reviews : 949
  • Pdf File: the-mystery-at-big-ben.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Mimi and Papa speed away to London, England in their little red and white airplane, The Mystery Girl. Tagging along are grandchildren Christina, 10, and Grant, 7. Mimi, a children's mystery book writer, has an appointment with the Queen! Papa is headed for the Rosetta Stone. The kids are supposed to go to the Tower of London and "behave themselves." But, uh-oh, Grant spots a big problem with Big Ben...and he and his sister, along with their two new best friends, George and Maggie, take a whirlwind tour from the top of the Eye, up the Thames River, down into a dungeon, and more -- in search of clues to solve The Mystery of Big Ben!Ê LOOK what's in this mystery - people, places, history, and more! Places: The Ritz Hotel - Big Ben (where Clue #1 is found) - Eye in the Sky Ferris wheel - The British Museum (where clue #2 is found) - HarrodÕs department store - Tower of London - St. PaulÕs Cathedral - CleopatraÕs Needle - Globe Theater - 221b Baker Street (fictional home of Sherlock Holmes) - Madame TussaudÕs Wax Museum - Buckingham Palace - Heathrow Airport - Paris, France - London Bridge - Tower Bridge - Piccadilly Circus - Times Square (New York), USA - London Underground - Thames River - Outer Banks, North Carolina, USA - Savannah, Georgia - Washington, D.C., USA Educational Items: The plays and productions of William Shakespeare - Rosetta Stone - History of St. PaulÕs Cathedral - History of the Tower of London - History of the Globe Theater - Eros (mythology) - Big Ben - Elgin Marbles - London Bridge - Crown Jewels - Bubonic Plague - Statue of Liberty - Changing of the Guard People: Sherlock Holmes - Lindow Man - Jack the Ripper - Blackbeard the Pirate - Sir Walter Raleigh This mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, Built-In Book Club and activities. This book includes a map, inline glossary definitions, and lots more! This Carole Marsh Mystery also has an Accelerated Reader quiz, a Lexile Level, a Fountas & Pinnell guided reading level and a Developmental Reading Assessment. Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book: Grade Levels: 3-6 Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.7 Accelerated Reader Points: 3 Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 103233 Lexile Measure: 730 Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q Developmental Assessment Level: 40

Pushing the Limits

By Henry Petroski
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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Isbn Code : 0307427366
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Category : Architecture
  • Reviews : 911
  • Pdf File: pushing-the-limits.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Here are two dozen tales in the grand adventure of engineering from the Henry Petroski, who has been called America’s poet laureate of technology. Pushing the Limits celebrates some of the largest things we have created–bridges, dams, buildings--and provides a startling new vision of engineering’s past, its present, and its future. Along the way it highlights our greatest successes, like London’s Tower Bridge; our most ambitious projects, like China’s Three Gorges Dam; our most embarrassing moments, like the wobbly Millennium Bridge in London; and our greatest failures, like the collapse of the twin towers on September 11. Throughout, Petroski provides fascinating and provocative insights into the world of technology with his trademark erudition and enthusiasm for the subject.

London's Railway Stations

By Oliver Green
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn Code : 1784425060
  • Number of Pages : 64
  • Category : Transportation
  • Reviews : 686
  • Pdf File: london-s-railway-stations.pdf

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An illustrated historical tour of London's 13 great railway termini, on a clockwise circuit from Paddington to Victoria. This beautifully illustrated book is a short history and guide to London's principal mainline railway stations, from the first to be opened (London Bridge, 1836) to the last of the Victorian termini (Marylebone, 1899). It follows the roller coaster fortunes of the stations in the twentieth century, which included the demolition of Euston and its great arch in the 1960s, the skilful renovation and reconstruction of Liverpool Street in the late 1980s, and the survival and restoration of St Pancras and its famous neo-gothic hotel. It also covers the recent and upcoming developments of the twenty-first century, including rebuilding work (London Bridge, completed in 2018), renovation/restoration projects (St Pancras, 2007) new works commencing for the HS2 terminal at Euston, and a major new interchange at Old Oak Common in west London due to open in 2022.

I Never Knew That About the River Thames

By Christopher Winn
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn Code : 1407080601
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Category : Games & Activities
  • Reviews : 383
  • Pdf File: i-never-knew-that-about-the-river-thames.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Bestselling author Christopher Winn takes us on a captivating journey out of London along the banks of the River Thames to discover the secrets and stories of England's most famous waterway. Discover the Thames's literary heritage at Pangbourne, near Reading, famous as the home of The Wind in the Willows's Kenneth Grahame, then explore Mapledurham House, the inspiration for its famous Toad Hall. Explore Henley-on-Thames, where the first Oxford and Cambridge boat races were held, then marvel at Southend Pier, the longest pleasure pier in the world. As he follows the river from source to sea, visiting its towns, villages and places of interest, Winn unearths a fascinating array of facts, folklore, landmarks and legends that are guaranteed to have you exclaiming 'I Never Knew That!'. Illustrated with line drawings this charming gem of a book is guaranteed to inform and delight in equal measure.

Bloody HIstory of London

By John D Wright
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  • Publisher : Amber Books Ltd
  • Isbn Code : 178274570X
  • Number of Pages : 224
  • Category : History
  • Reviews : 428
  • Pdf File: bloody-history-of-london.pdf

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"When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford." – Samuel Johnson From plagues and poverty to financial scandals, serial killers to public executions, mad monarchs to barbaric mental asylums, Bloody History of Londonreaches deeply into the city’s long history and ranges widely across the social, political and cultural life of the metropolis. Founded by the Romans and attacked by the Vikings, London grew to become an immense trading city. Included here are tales of medieval torture in the Tower, burnings at the stake during the Reformation and Counter-Reformation, the merry debauchery of the Restoration and the market crash of the South Sea Bubble. From political skullduggery among the Tudors to the Cold War Profumo scandal and assassination of Georgy Markov, the book is a lively account across almost 2,000 years of London history. Immensely entertaining and illustrated with 180 colour and black-&-white artworks, Bloody History of London is an engaging and highly informative exploration of the highlights of London lowlife and the depravities of London’s high life.

Bridge Hydraulics

By Dr Les Hamill
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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Isbn Code : 148227163X
  • Number of Pages : 384
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Reviews : 322
  • Pdf File: bridge-hydraulics.pdf

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The design of bridges across rivers and streams is a major component of many civil engineering projects. The size of waterways must be kept reasonably small for reasons of economy and yet be large enough to allow floods to pass. Bridge Hydraulics is the first book to consider both arched and rectangular waterway openings in detail and to describe a

London's Transport From Roman Times to the Present Day

By Anthony Burton
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  • Publisher : Pen and Sword Transport
  • Isbn Code : 1399085875
  • Number of Pages : 184
  • Category : Transportation
  • Reviews : 808
  • Pdf File: london-s-transport-from-roman-times-to-the-present-day.pdf

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Transport systems are the lifeblood of all great cities and this is certainly true of London. As far back as Roman times, their city Londinium was the hub of a network of roads leading out to all the major centres of the time. It was the Romans who gave the city its first bridge across the Thames and its first paved roadways. This book tells the story of London’s roads and bridges and the vehicles that used them. For centuries, transport meant horse drawn vehicles, from lumbering waggons to elegant carriages and the city had a flourishing industry, building carriages. The Industrial Revolution brought major changes, not least in the construction of more and more bridges over the Thames. In the 19th century a new system appeared with the arrival of the railways, and the many stations that are such prominent features of the cityscape. The story continues into the 20th century, when, for a time, the city was also home to some pioneering motor car manufacturers, such as Vauxhall. It comes nearer our time with the construction of the underground railway and the driverless trains of the Dockland Light Railway. Londoners will have a chance to find out just how travel around the city has changed in the last two thousand years.

Lucy's Bones, Sacred Stones, & Einstein's Brain

By Harvey Rachlin
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  • Publisher : Garrett County Press
  • Isbn Code : 1939430917
  • Number of Pages : 309
  • Category : History
  • Reviews : 988
  • Pdf File: lucy-s-bones-sacred-stones-einstein-s-brain.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Leap across time with bestselling author Harvey Rachlin as he collects over 50 of the most fascinating objects in the world, under one book. The Mounted Hide of Stonewall Jackson's Battle Horse, The Black Obelisk, The Rosetta Stone, George Washington's False Teeth, Vice Admiral Lord Nelson's Uniform Coat, The Elephant Man's Skeleton, and Lincoln's Death Bed are just some of the objects Rachlin explores with wit, pick and an amazing sense of spectacle. Publisher's Weekly calls Lucy's Bone's, Sacred Stones, and Einstein's Brain "entertaining and enlightening." Library Journal declares Rachin's work "fascinating." Parade says it is "detailed and authoritative." It is also intensely moving as Rachlin weaves together seemingly disparate histories into a holistic statement that celebrates human endeavor. This book is not simply wonderful -- it is full of wonder.

The Seven Noses of Soho

By Jamie Manners
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  • Publisher : Michael O'Mara Books
  • Isbn Code : 1782434623
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Category : London (England)
  • Reviews : 717
  • Pdf File: the-seven-noses-of-soho.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Among the great cities of the world, London's inimitable character is striking. Unconstrained by a house style and strict planning, it has thrived, with each generation adding new chapters and details to its gripping story. The streets of London have always shown a tumult of different influences, just like the teeming crowds who live and work in them. Every age has left its mark and competes for your attention. In an age when the city's skyscrapers are getting bigger and bigger, it can be truly rewarding to go in pursuit of the small stuff. While the masses crowd around icons such as St Paul's and the Tower, there are other layers of London that are often overlooked. Investigate that blue plaque across the road and you may well find that one of your heroes lived there. Look up at the menacing gargoyles overhead and discover tales of revenge. Eschew the overpriced gastropubs in the leafy suburbs, and find that they back on to the ghost platform of an abandoned railway. These details are what gives London such a human face and The Seven Noses of Soho showcases some of these lesser-known oddities that hide in plain sight. Next time you are making for the nearest Tube station in rush hour, why not step beyond the crowds for a moment - you may be surprised to discover some very different London stories.

Bridge

By Peter Bishop
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  • Publisher : Reaktion Books
  • Isbn Code : 1861894694
  • Number of Pages : 224
  • Category : Architecture
  • Reviews : 282
  • Pdf File: bridge.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Whether a humble string of planks swaying across a trickling stream or the soaring towers of the Golden Gate Bridge, bridges are one of man’s great engineering feats. Now in Bridge, Peter Bishop provides a comprehensive historical account of their role in the advancement of human culture. From ancient Roman arches to the rail bridge of Lhasa to the suspension bridge over Niagara Falls, Bishop traverses the full span of the globe to examine numerous incarnations and their diverse architectural styles. The book tackles a wide range of issues, including the design and construction of “mega-spans” such as Hong Kong’s Tsing Ma Bridge; the integral role of bridges in railroad networks; and the social dynamics of class and mobility that surround urban bridges in cities such as New York. Drawing upon sources in art, politics, science, philosophy, and the media, Bishop argues that the cultural meaning of bridges today revolves around the idea of expanding geographical claims, rather than connecting to others, and he explores the implications of that idea for the future. A fascinating and richly illustrated study, Bridge will engage enthusiasts of planning, architecture, and design alike.

Unseen London

By Mark Daly
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  • Publisher : Frances Lincoln
  • Isbn Code : 1781011877
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Category : Architecture
  • Reviews : 616
  • Pdf File: unseen-london.pdf

Book Excerpt:

The original edition of Unseen London. Peter Dazeley has gained access to the hidden interiors of some of London's most iconic buildings, from Tower Bridge to Battersea Power Station, Big Ben to the Old Bailey. His photographs of these buildings - some derelict, but many still working - are astonishing. Here is a collection of some 50 extraordinary locations, with a thoughtful text by Mark Daly which tells the story of how each of these places was created, how they are used, and what they reveal about the currents of power flowing through the city. Unseen London takes you backstage at some of the capital's great theatres, into the changing rooms of some of our greatest temples of sport, into the heart of the Establishment, the boiler room of the city's infrastructure and behind the scenes at some of the most opulent buildings in the Square Mile.

The Thames

By G. E. Mitton
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Isbn Code : N.a
  • Number of Pages : 165
  • Category : Travel
  • Reviews : 230
  • Pdf File: the-thames.pdf

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"The Thames" by G. E. Mitton. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Reeds Eastern Almanac 2020

By Perrin Towler,Mark Fishwick
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn Code : 1472968549
  • Number of Pages : 272
  • Category : Reference
  • Reviews : 498
  • Pdf File: reeds-eastern-almanac-2020.pdf

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The Reeds Eastern Almanac covers the UK east coast from Ramsgate to Cape Wrath including the Shetland and Orkney Islands, and from Niewport to Delfzjil and Helgoland. It is the complete guide for North Sea mariners, offering ready access to essential navigation information by virtue of its clear layout and user friendly format. Completely updated for 2020, topics include seamanship, pilotage, tide tables, safety procedures, navigation tips, radio, lights, waypoints, weather forecast information around UK and European waters, communications, Mayday and distress procedures. The spiral binding allows the Almanac to be opened flat on the chart table and the large type and clear layout makes information easy to read even in adverse conditions. This handy volume is ideal for anyone cruising the North Sea. Includes a free Reeds Marina Guide. Also available: free supplements of up-to-date navigation changes from January to June at: www.reedsnauticalalmanac.co.uk 'There are some things I would not go to sea without - Reeds is one of them.' Sir Chay Blyth

London - Travel Europe

By
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  • Publisher : Script edizioni
  • Isbn Code : 8866145866
  • Number of Pages :
  • Category : Travel
  • Reviews : 295
  • Pdf File: london-travel-europe.pdf

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If there is a place on earth where art, theater, fashion, cinema, music and architecture are inspired by new turmoils while remaining anchored to history and tradition, this is London. The city has a thousand souls, and there are so many ways to live and explore it.There is the British London of Big Ben and Trafalgar Square, there is the Swinging London which animated the world music scene since the Sixties, there is the artistic London from the British Museum to the Tate Modern, there is the glamorous London, from classics shops of Regent Street and Bond Street to markets of Petticoat Lane and Portobello. And there is, too, the gothic London, to be discovered on the trail of Jack the Ripper. Whether you are there for only 48 hours or longer, for business or leisure, this Travel Europe guide selected for you the best of the city, through new trendy addresses and well-known destinations, contemporary design and tradition, low budget solutions and more exclusive locations. The guide provides you quick information about tourist trails, shopping, museums, hotels, cafés, restaurants and clubs. Moreover, a conversation manual, a city map and a transport map.

A History of Private Bill Legislation

By Clifford
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn Code : 1134569548
  • Number of Pages : 1528
  • Category : History
  • Reviews : 561
  • Pdf File: a-history-of-private-bill-legislation.pdf

Book Excerpt:

First published in 1968. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Why Do Shepherds Need a Bush?

By David Hilliam
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  • Publisher : The History Press
  • Isbn Code : 0752462377
  • Number of Pages : 166
  • Category : History
  • Reviews : 110
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Book Excerpt:

This entertaining book will ensure that you will never view your normal journey to work in the same way again. The names of the 300 or so London underground stations are part of the everyday landscape for the Londoners, who strap-hang their way across the capital. We hardly ever question their meanings or origins - yet these well-known names are linked with fascinating stories of bygone times.

London's Industrial Heritage

By Geoff Marshall
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  • Publisher : The History Press
  • Isbn Code : 075249239X
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Reviews : 285
  • Pdf File: london-s-industrial-heritage.pdf

Book Excerpt:

Did you know that apart from Lancashire, the greatest concentration of Boulton & Watt steam engines was in London, demonstrating the enormous and often overlooked significance of London as an industrial centre? The story behind the many industries found in the capital is described in this unique book. London once had scores of breweries; the world’s first plastic material was synthesised in the East End; there was even a gasworks opposite the Palace of Westminster. Clerkenwell was a centre for watch and clock makers; the River Thames used to be full of colliers bringing coal from Newcastle; Joseph Bramah invented his water closet and hydraulic pump here, and Henry Maudslay made machines to make machines. Many household names began in London: Schweppes, Crosse & Blackwell, and Vauxhall motor cars. The list of fascinating facts goes on. In this, the first book of its kind on the subject, Geoff Marshall provides an enthralling overview of London’s industrial face through history.