The London Underground

The London Underground

by Andrew Emmerson
     
 

The London Underground is a pioneer and an institution. The first underground railway in the world, and incorporating the first ever deep tunnel 'tube' lines too, it is at the heart of London life, used by millions of commuters and tourists every year, with its tentacles extending into the suburbs it helped to create. Its turbulent history reflects the trials and

Overview

The London Underground is a pioneer and an institution. The first underground railway in the world, and incorporating the first ever deep tunnel 'tube' lines too, it is at the heart of London life, used by millions of commuters and tourists every year, with its tentacles extending into the suburbs it helped to create. Its turbulent history reflects the trials and tribulations of its passengers: it provided a network of life-saving shelters in the Blitz, but has also been the scene of numerous tragedies. This book is not a recompilation of facts and photos published elsewhere, however. Taking a fresh approach to the subject, it is a history that focuses on the interesting and quirky aspects of the subject. To transport you more vividly back to the past, well over half the illustrations are in colour, including many rarely seen photographs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780747807902
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
07/20/2010
Series:
Shire Library Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
5.93(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.27(d)

Meet the Author

When he is not writing and broadcasting on the subject of today's high-tech wizardry, Andrew Emmerson enjoys discovering the history of the inventions which came before this, also restoring and reviving equipment based on these older technologies.

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