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The Globetrotter: Victorian Excursions in India, China and Japan

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by Miller, Amy
In the mid-nineteenth century, as new routes opened up, a new generation of travellers embarked on excursions to India, China and Japan. Globetrotters - leisure tourists with a keen interest in experiencing authentic culture - flocked to the East, casting aside preconceptions and gravitating towards what they hoped to be the unchanged landscapes and traditions of Eastern cultures.
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The A-Z History of London

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by Parker, Philip
For the last century A-Z maps have been the trusted and reliable source of mapping for Londoners. As the face of London has changed so have the maps. 'History of Britain in Maps' author, Philip Parker, will outline these changes and reveal how the city has changed over the last one hundred years in this beautiful coffee table book.
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The Mapmakers - A History of Stanfords

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by Peter Whitfield
We are proud to sell this wonderful book, as The Mapmakers is quite literally, all about us. One of London’s best known specialist shops, we have been trading, in Charing Cross and now Covent Garden, for more than 150 years and we are famous all over the world as a premier supplier of maps and geographical books.
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A Savage Dreamland: Journeys in Burma

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by Eimer, David
For almost fifty years Burma was ruled by a paranoid military dictatorship and isolated from the outside world. A historic 2015 election swept an Aung San Suu Kyi-led civilian government to power and was supposed to usher in a new golden era of democracy and progress, but Burma remains unstable and undeveloped, a little-understood country.
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21 Lessons for the 21st Century

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by Harari, Yuval Noah
'Sapiens' showed us where we came from. 'Homo Deus' looked to the future. '21 Lessons for the 21st Century' explores the present. How can we protect ourselves from nuclear war, ecological cataclysms and technological disruptions? What can we do about the epidemic of fake news or the threat of terrorism? What should we teach our children? Yuval Noah Harari takes us on a thrilling journey through toda...
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Talking Maps

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by Brotton, Jerry
Every map tells a story. Some provide a narrative for travellers, explorers and surveyors or offer a visual account of changes to people's lives, places and spaces, while others tell imaginary tales, transporting us to fictional worlds created by writers and artists. In turn, maps generate more stories, taking users on new journeys in search of knowledge and adventure.
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Ypres Salient & Passchendaele (Major & Mrs Holt's Battle Map)

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by Holt, Tonie
The Ypres Salient and Passchendaele map at 1:45,000 in from T V Holt Associates, showing present-day road network overprinted with WWI-related information: six front lines from different stages of the conflict, memorial sites including cemeteries, monuments and plaques, bunkers, demarcation stones, etc, all cross-referenced to extensive lists on the reverse side.
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A History of the World in Twelve Maps

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by Jerry Brotton
Throughout history, maps have been fundamental in shaping our view of the world, and our place in it. But far from being purely scientific objects, maps of the world are unavoidably ideological and subjective, intimately bound up with the systems of power and authority of particular times and places. Mapmakers do not simply represent the world, they construct it out of the ideas of their age.
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Sherlock Holmes Map of London

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by Aventuras Literarias
A journey into the heart of Victorian London through words and places of literature’s most famous detective. On one side there is an 1891 replica map of central London with colour coded markers showing important places in the novels; A Study in Scarlet, The Sign of Four, The Hound of the Baskervilles and The Valley of Fear. This folded map comes in an A4 presentation sleeve. The other side features...
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A Short History of London: The Creation of a World Capital

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by Jenkins, Simon
London: a settlement founded by the Romans, occupied by the Saxons, conquered by the Danes and ruled by the Normans. This unremarkable place - not even included in the Domesday Book - became a medieval maze of alleys and courtyards, later to be chequered with grand estates of Georgian splendour. It swelled with industry and became the centre of the largest empire in history. And rising from the rubble of th...
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Fifty Maps and the Stories they Tell

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by Brotton, Jerry
From medieval maps to digital cartograms, this book features highlights from the Bodleian Library's extraordinary map collection together with rare artefacts and some stunning examples from twenty-first-century map-makers.
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Sovietistan: A Journey Through Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan

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by Fatland, Erika
Erika Fatland takes the reader on a journey that is unknown to even the most seasoned globetrotter. The five former Soviet Republics' Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan all became independent when the Soviet Union fell apart in 1991. How have these countries developed since then?
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Erebus: The Story of a Ship

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by Palin, Michael
In the early years of Queen Victoria's reign, HMS Erebus undertook two of the most ambitious naval expeditions of all time. On the first, she ventured further south than any human had ever been. On the second, she vanished with her 129-strong crew in the wastes of the Canadian Arctic. Her fate remained a mystery for over 160 years. Then, in 2014, she was found. This is her story.
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Edinburgh: Johnston's Map of 1893

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Reproduction of “Johnston’s Plan of Edinburgh, Leith, Portobello and Environs, constructed from the latest surveys with additions by the local surveyors of these towns by W. & A.K. Johnston, Edinburgh & London, 1893”.
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London: A Life in Maps

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by Whitfield, Peter
Stanfords London Book of the Month February 2017 London: one of the great historic cities of Europe, cultural capital, centre of music and fashion, hub of politics and business, Olympic city, home and workplace of millions. The city's long history is palpable - we can still see the London of Dickens, Dr Johnson, Defoe, Wren and even Shakespeare. The very names St Paul's, Smithfield, Char...
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What Would Boudicca Do?: Everyday Problems Solved by History's Most Remarkable Women

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by Foley, Elizabeth
Tired of your boss bropropriating your ideas and presenting them as his own? Wondering if the pursuit of having it all has in fact resulted in having not very much? It is time to start channelling the spiky superwomen of history to conquer today. It is time to turn to women like Frida Kahlo and Josephine Baker, Hypatia and Cleopatra, Coco Chanel and Empress Cixi. In this irreverent guide they will help y...
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The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company

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by Dalrymple, William
In August 1765 the East India Company defeated and captured the young Mughal emperor and forced him to set up in his richest provinces a new government run by English traders who collected taxes through means of a vast and ruthless private army.
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Heroic Failure: Brexit and the Politics of Pain

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by O'Toole, Fintan
'A wildly entertaining but uncomfortable read ... Pitilessly brilliant' JONATHAN COE. 'There will not be much political writing in this or any other year that is carried off with such style' The Times.
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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

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by Yuval Noah Harari
Planet Earth is 4.5 billion years old. In just a fraction of that time, one species among countless others has conquered it. Us. We are the most advanced and most destructive animals ever to have lived.
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Oarsman's and Angler's Map of the Thames SMALL

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The Thames from its source to London Bridge on a cloth-backed reproduction of an “Oarsman’s and Angler’s” map, published in 1889 by James Reynolds & Sons. The map, 170cm / 67” long, shows locations along the river with the network of roads and railway lines. Locks and bridges are annotated with measurements for clearance, etc, and the map also provides recommendations for nearby hotels. Place names and acco...
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