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Commuter City. How the Railways Shaped London

Door David Wragg

Categorie
Geschiedenis Europa
Boeknummer
#216726
Titel
Commuter City. How the Railways Shaped London
Auteur
Wragg, David
Boektype
Gebonden hardcover met stofomslag
Uitgeverij
Wharncliffe Books
Jaar van uitgave
2010
ISBN10
1845631099
ISBN13
9781845631093
Taal
Engels
Samenvatting
On the eve of the railway age, London was the world s largest and most populous city and one of the most congested. Traffic-clogged roads and tightly packed buildings meant that travel across the city was tortuous, time-consuming and unpleasant. Then came the railways. They transformed the city and set it on a course of extraordinary development that created the metropolis of the present day. This is story that David Wragg explores in his fascinating new book. He considers the impact of the railways on London and the Home Counties and analyses the decisions taken by the railway companies, Parliament and local government. He also describes the disruptive effect of the railways which could not be built without massive upheaval. His study of the railway phenomenon will be thought-provoking re... (Lees verder)ading for anyone who is keen to understand the city s expansion and the layout of the capital today.
Pagina's
296
Onderwerpen
Londen (13)
Conditie
Nieuw
Prijs
€ 15,00

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