Great Britain, Maps & the Environment

Great Britain, Maps & the Environment

Great Britain, Maps & the Environment

Great Britain, Maps & the Environment

Great Britain & Maps, topography and geography of the British Isles and coastine, walking tours and oddly British curiosities.

 

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HENLEY ON THAMES PAST AND PRESENT
JOHN PILLING & LORRAINE WOODS    Book Number: 74897
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With the annual Regatta and other royal associations and its often stratospheric property prices it is hard to believe that Henley-on-Thames was once a down-at-heel town. Back in the 1840s, the bui...
OXFORDSHIRE THROUGH TIME
STANLEY JENKINS    Book Number: 76380
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It is like playing spot-the-difference with these then and now sepia and colour photographs contrasted on every page of this fascinating selection of images from this most picturesque county. Oxfo...
GROUND CONTROL
ANNA MINTON    Book Number: 76674
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Sub-titled 'Fear and Happiness in the Twenty-First Century City' the Observer quote on the front cover says 'They sold our streets and nobody noticed...timely and powerful...revelatory.' In this a...
EDWARD JERMAN: 1605-1668
HELEN COLLINS    Book Number: 78056
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Following the Great Fire of London in 1666, Edward Jerman, considered 'The City's most able known artist' was invited by a committee composed of the Corporation of the City and the Mercer's Company...
VANISHING CAMBRIDGESHIRE: Revised and Expanded Edition
MIKE PETTY    Book Number: 77143
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In 1925, a group of Cambridge antiquarians - including a printer, a doctor, an anatomist and a pathologist - set off on a journey into the unknown. They loaded their car with cameras, tripods and ...
ROYAL OVER-SEAS LEAGUE
ADELE SMITH    Book Number: 80091
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One of Evelyn Wrench's most significant early achievements was securing the patronage of the King for the newly established Over-Seas Club which has continued under every subsequent monarch. Tradi...
ENGLAND: A Concise History
F. E. HALLIDAY    Book Number: 74373
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For all those who want to refer to the events in English history in a broad context and to learn the chronology of our island story, here is an easy-to-read and informative book. Widely praised wh...
SUMMER OF '45: Stories and Voices From VE Day to VJ Day
KEVIN TELFER    Book Number: 81065
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On 8th May 1945 Winston Churchill, the Prime Minister, announced to waiting crowds that the Allies had accepted the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany and that the War in Europe was over. For...
FROM TILBURY TO TYNESIDE: Eastern Region Railway
ROBERT FORSYTHE    Book Number: 80700
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A superbly designed third book in a series examining shipping services through their publicity literature, fantastic posters enticing us to travel to Germany via Harwich to the Hook of Holland in a...
ARGYLL: Land of Blood and Beauty
MARY MCGRIGOR    Book Number: 81113
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The author grew up in a 15th century Scottish castle which inspired her love of history. She has lived in Argyll for many years and describes the area's links with the past from pre-Christian and ...
MAD DOGS AND ENGLISHMEN ...Go Out in the Midday Sun
IAN COLLIS    Book Number: 81079
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Written by a leading authority on sports history and statistics, the author has one of the largest collections of memorabilia and sporting photographs and here presents some of his very best on the...
BLITZED CITY: The Destruction of Coventry, 1940
KAREN FARRINGTON    Book Number: 81189
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Drawing on vivid new testimony from those who survived the raid, eminent historian Karen Harrington gives voice to the people of Coventry. On a wintery evening in November 1940, German bombers cam...
HENLEY-ON-THAMES THEN AND NOW IN COLOUR
JOHN PILLING    Book Number: 80851
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Illustrating the changing face of this popular town, and providing a fascinating insight into its history, an Oxfordshire historian and a professional photographer have curated this stunning select...
READY TO PAINT: London In Watercolour
GEOFF KERSEY    Book Number: 80878
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Six reusable tracings pull out from this big instructional softback - Nelson's Column, Buckingham Palace, The London Eye, Tower Bridge, The Tower of London and St Paul's Cathedral from the Millenni...
LOST BATTLEFIELDS OF BRITAIN
MARTIN HACKETT    Book Number: 80880
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The author has personally visited and photographed each battle site listed within the book to provide the most accurate and up-to-date information possible. With each battle is a scale map designe...
SHAKESPEARE'S PUB: A Barstool History of London
PETE BROWN    Book Number: 80929
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No-one knows whether Shakespeare drank at the George Inn, Southwark, but it would be very surprising if he did not. The first certain date for the George is 1542, and a search in the National Archi...
WALKS THROUGH BRITAIN'S HISTORY
AA    Book Number: 80950
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What a superb book for anyone who loves both history and walking. Over 100 walks are described here, ranging in length from 1.5 miles to 10 miles, all of which explore our history and the character...
WHEN LONDON WAS CAPITAL OF AMERICA
JULIE FLAVELL    Book Number: 80951
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In 1810, London was the largest city in the Western world, ten times the size of the largest city in the United States, home to the full spectrum of humanity - noblemen and commoners, merchants and...
UNFINISHED EMPIRE: The Global Expansion of Britain
JOHN DARWIN    Book Number: 81101
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Far from being the product of a master plan, the British Empire was shaped by a range of interests often at loggerheads with one another, as much driven on by others' weaknesses as by its own stren...
BATTLEFIELD WALKS: Kent and Sussex
RUPERT MATTHEWS    Book Number: 81235
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What a superb little book this is for anyone wishing to explore the Kent and Sussex regions. As these are the closest areas to the continent they have long been a favoured route for invaders, such...
RING OF KERRY: The Postcard Collection
Unknown    Book Number: 81250
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Shoot the rapids at Killarney through these windows on the past. With unspoilt coasts and rugged mountains, the little towns such as Sneem, Caherdaniel and Waterville, Kenmare Bay to the south, Di...
SOMERVILLE'S 100 BEST BRITISH WALKS
CHRISTOPHER SOMERVILLE    Book Number: 81340
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Tall, elegant hardback, slim enough to fit into the walker's pocket, with beautiful line drawn maps for meandering through Salcey Forest in Northamptonshire towards Buckinghamshire, St. David's Hea...
WRITING BRITAIN: Wastelands to Wonderlands
CHRISTINA HARDYMENT    Book Number: 81355
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Britain's landscape is a constant inspiration to writers, whether they find themselves in the slums of Victorian Whitechapel or on the wildest peaks of the Cairngorms. This fascinating book accompa...
GAUNTY'S BEST OF BRITISH
JOHN GAUNT    Book Number: 73855
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We are a tolerant country, a fair country, a great nation and people and it's time to rejoice in our culture, our history and our traditions and firmly put the Great back into Britain. Sky Sports ...
EARLY TRAMWAYS IN YORKSHIRE: A Golden Age
PETER TUFFREY    Book Number: 81529
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The first trams to carry people in Yorkshire arrived in the early 1870s and were horse-drawn. Although crude, they were a great improvement on horse-drawn omnibuses - the low rolling resistance of ...
TREE CLIMBER'S GUIDE
JACK COOKE    Book Number: 81611
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London has millions of trees and here is a man who has climbed just a few. In the city parks of Holland Park, we find the Divine Tree, the Cracked Ash and Twin Peaks at Victoria Park, Plimpton's S...
CURIOUS OBSERVATIONS: A Country Miscellany
EDITED BY SAM CARTER    Book Number: 81663
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From the pages of Country Life here is a beautifully presented collection of tidbits. Since Country Life first appeared at the start of 1897, it has somehow taken on the role of guardian of an Eng...
DREAMSTREETS: A Journey Through Britain's Village Utopias
JACQUELINE YALLOP    Book Number: 81665
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There are about 400 villages in Britain that were built as 'models', creating communities to fulfil a social need or illustrate an aesthetic theory. The origins of village utopias lie in the Indust...
KENT FAMILY WALKS
CHRISTINE BALDWIN    Book Number: 81676
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Flat walks suitable for all ages and abilities, explore the beautiful Kent coastline and countryside with these 30 walks, varied in length. From beach reserves, woodland rambles, water wonderlands...
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: A Miscellany
EDITED BY SAM CARTER    Book Number: 81678
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A companion to Curious Observations code 81663, we are invited to take a privileged peek inside the famous correspondence pages of Country Life magazine from yesteryear. With a wealth of illustrat...
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