This early work is a fascinating read for any amateur or professional natural historian. Extensively illustrated with maps, diagrams and photographs it is thoroughly recommended for the nature lover in London's bookshelf. Contents Include: Before Londinium, Romano-British London, Medieval London, The Wen Begins to Swell, The Wen Bursts, Nature Indoors, The Wholly Built-Up Areas, The Partly Built-up Areas: Gardens and Parks, The Effects of Digging for Building Materials, The Influence of Trade and Traffic, The Influence of Water Supply, The Influence of Refuse Disposal, The Influence of Smoke, The Influence of Food-Getting, The Influence of Sport, The Cult of Nature, The Influence of the War and an Appendix. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.