The Times Atlas of London: The story of a great city through maps, history and culture

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9780007434220: The Times Atlas of London: The story of a great city through maps, history and culture
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‘Times Books has produced yet another treat with this magnificent volume, the latest title in the prestigious Times Atlas series.’ Sheetlines, Journal of the Charles Close Society

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The Times Atlas of London, published by Times Books, maps the story of the capital from its humble beginnings to the megacity it is today.

This authoritative and prestigious atlas charts London’s highs and lows through maps, rarely seen photographs and texts, as well as statistics, archive images, and historical accounts, giving an exceptionally detailed view of London and helping you to explore this great city. For local Londoners, tourists, and general readers wanting to find out what lies above and beneath the surface of this great city, The Times Atlas of London is the perfect place to start.

The book includes:
• 12 pages covering the history of mapping London with extracts from maps from the 16th century to the present day.
• A comprehensive borough-by-borough guide showing how each district has developed over the years.
• An illustrated chronology of London charting its remarkable history (including articles on famous Londoners, royal London, and sport in the capital), and extensive information on its parks, rivers, climate and geology.
• Stunning images of the capital.
• Before and after aerial photography and mapping.
• Discussions of important London themes, from literary London, to the meaning of London street names; from the capital’s theatre, to the famous Thames.
• Information on the make-up of London’s diverse population.

The Times Atlas of London will allow you to immerse yourself in the rich history of the city, as well as navigate the streets in the present day.

Shown in the context of the rest of Britain, and in comparison to other world cities, this book conveys how London is truly distinct.

“By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show.” (Samuel Johnson, 1773)

"When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life." (Samuel Johnson, 1777)

“London is a roost for every bird.” (Disraeli, 1870)

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Descripción Times Books, 2011. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Good items may show signs of prior usage and have cover and corners worn, but items is in good overall condition inside and out. May contain stickers/stamps or previous owners name (May contain gift note). For detailed description please contact seller. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0001294234

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Editorial: Times Books, London (2011)
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Descripción Times Books, London, 2011. Laminated Hardback. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good plus(box). First Edition. 2011. 304pp. "Authoritative and prestigious atlas with detailed mapping and photographs for the whole of Greater London. Fully up-to-date reference maps, statistics, images, and historical mapping give an exceptionally detailed view of London helping you explore this great city. Contents include; The mapping of London 12 pages covering the history of mapping London with extracts from maps from the 16th century to the present day. London in context Regional map of the southeast Physical map with rivers and parks of London Geology Climate Comparisons with other British and international Defining London The Greater London area Parliamentary constituencies map, London Assembly constituency map. Chronology of London London Today Sections on each London borough, listed alphabetically. For each borough there is to be a locator map and selected street mapping, either to show changes (using street mapping 1908, 1941 and 2010) or just to provide greater detailfor example the City, Westminster and Kensington and Chelsea as well as the southern parts of Camden and Islington The sections on the boroughs are to be interspersed with thematic spreads covering London-wide topics." The book is in excellent condition with no inscriptions. The slipcase has light wear to corners, otherwise in excellent condition. Heavy book so extra will be needed for shipping to non-UK customers. Size: 12.4" Tall. Nº de ref. de la librería Atlases001

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