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Railways in the British Landscape

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by Coombes, Robin
A thin pair of steel ribbons across town and countryside, along sea walls, over remote and lonely Highland moors, through tunnels, and carried on magnificent viaducts - the special association between railway and landscape is explored in this photo essay by two of the UK's best-known railway photographers, one of whom was named the Sunday Times `Take A View' Young Landscape Photographer of the Year.
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The Crossing: Sir Vivian Fuchs, Sir Edmund Hillary and the Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1955-58

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by Knight, John
The Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1955-58 organised and led by Sir Vivian Fuchs and supported by Sir Edmund Hillary was one of the most extraordinary exploits ever undertaken in Antarctica - but it has been underappreciated. On the sixtieth anniversary of the crossing, this book tells the complete story of this remarkable episode in the history of exploration. The Crossing is illustrated with photographs fr...
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Great Britain's Railways: A New History

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by Maggs, Colin
Which was the first railway in Great Britain? Certainly not the one engineered by George Stephenson - one of the first was laid down at Wollaton, near Nottingham, open by 1610, long before Stephenson's birth in 1781.
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Edinburgh History Tour

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by Hanson, Liz
The profile of Edinburgh was born of a marriage between nature's sculpture and man's architecture. The epicentre is Castle Rock - a volcanic plug - which constantly draws the eye from all parts of the city. Sloping down from it is a jagged outline of impossibly high medieval tenements lining the Royal Mile, which is punctuated at the foot of the tail of glacial debris by Holyrood Palace. That Edinburgh is b...
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The Northwest Passage Overland: The Epic Journey that Helped Create Canada

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by Coleman, E. C.
Published on the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Dominion of Canada and the 70th anniversary of Canadian citizenship. In 1862, Viscount Milton and Dr Cheadle set off west across North America to find a route that could be used to transport the riches of the British Columbia goldfields back to British territory in the east, thus avoiding the `middle man' - the US. Behind that simple descriptio...
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Wales in Photographs

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by Browne, Mathew
Wales has a great diversity of beautiful landscapes, historical treasures and fascinating man-made heritage. Photographer Mathew Browne has captured the country's essence in this collection of stunning images. With rugged mountains and peaceful lakes, quiet rural locations, breathtaking coastline and islands, three National Parks, ancient castles, and historic towns and cities. Wales in Photographs displays...
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The Tower of London: The Biography

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by Porter, Stephen
The Tower of London is an icon of England's history. William the Conqueror built the White Tower after his invasion and conquest in 1066 to dominate London, and it has become infamous as a place of torture, execution and murder. The deaths of royals attracted most attention: the murder of the Princes in the Tower, the beheading of Henry VIII's wives Anne Boleyn and Katherine Howard, and Lady Jane Grey, Hen...
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Clifton Through Time

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by Will Musgrave
Described by the poet John Betjeman as 'the handsomest suburb of Europe', Clifton stands overlooking the centre of the ancient maritime city of Bristol. Made famous by Brunel's Suspension Bridge, Clifton is also well known for its splendid Georgian and Victorian architecture and its beautiful surroundings and views. It is home to the University of Bristol, the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, Bristol Zoo G...
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Scotland in Photographs

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by Majeed, Shahbaz
Scotland has been truly blessed with its great diversity of beautiful landscapes. `God's Own Country' is surrounded by dramatic seascapes and peppered with fast-flowing rivers, mysterious lochs and high waterfalls. International award-winning photographer Shahbaz Majeed has captured the country's essence in this collection of stunning images.
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Historic England: Central London: Unique Images from the Archives of Historic England

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by McNeill-Ritchie, Simon
This illustrated history portrays the heart of England's capital city. It provides a nostalgic look at Central London's past and highlights the special character of some of its most important historic sites.
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Yorkshire in Photographs

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by Zdanowicz, Dave
Yorkshire is not only the largest county in England, it is also the most beautiful; just ask anyone living there. If there is a heaven then it must surely look like this and landscape photographer, Dave Zdanowicz, has captured its essence in this collection of divine images.
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York History Tour

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by Chrystal, Paul
York History Tour is a fascinating insight into the history of this ancient city and shows just how much it has changed during the course of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Readers are invited to follow local author and historian Paul Chrystal as he guides them through its streets and alleyways (known locally as snickelways), pointing out the well-known and lesser-known landmarks along the way. It i...
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Hampshire in Photographs

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by Pinner, Matthew
The county of Hampshire has a great diversity of beautiful landscapes. Photographer Matthew Pinner has captured the county's essence in this collection of stunning images. From timeless villages, the two national parks of the New Forest and the South Downs and its fascinating coastline, beautiful countryside and river valleys, to historic cities, a world-famous cathedral, ancient market towns and fortificat...
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Beautiful Idiots and Brilliant Lunatics: A Sideways Look at Twentieth-Century London

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by Baker, Rob
"I love London society! I think it has immensely improved. It is entirely composed now of beautiful idiots and brilliant lunatics. Just what Society should be." An Ideal Husband, OSCAR WILDE Beautiful Idiots and Brilliant Lunatics is based on the popular London history website nickelinthemachine.com "Another Nickel in the Machine pretty much justifies the internet's existence all on its own" - DANNY BAKER...
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Sydenham and Forest Hill Through Time

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by Grindlay, Steve
For centuries, Sydenham was a small hamlet on the edge of a large tract of common land, known as Sydenham Common, in the parish of St Mary's, Lewisham. London was more than an hour's travel away. Over little more than half a century, three events radically altered Sydenham, turning it from a rural hamlet into a populous, even fashionable, suburb of London: the enclosure of Sydenham Common, the coming of the...
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Victorian London Through Time

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by Manton, Colin
The Victorian era saw great changes to Britain's capital. This book illustrates the nineteenth-century aspects of London that the Victorians were so proud of: the pioneering public health engineering of Bazalgette's system of intercepting sewers; the magnificent public buildings such as the 'new' Gothic House of Commons and Big Ben; impressive new expanded British Museum, the Classical National Gallery and ...
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The Magnificent Seven

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by Turpin/2
A ring of spectacular cemeteries, developed at the edges of London in the decade from 1832, have long been referred to as The Magnificent Seven. At the time, they set a new aesthetic for the burial of the dead, and remain rich in social history and beauty to this day. It was entrepreneurs, rather than the religious authorities, who responded to the squalor of the City's brimming churchyards by fi nancing s...
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The Lost Works Of Isambard Kingdom Brunel

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by John Christopher
ISAMBARD KINGDOM BRUNEL is famous for the engineering wonders he left behind - from the SS Great Britain to the delights of Paddington and Temple Meads stations, but much of what he designed has been lost. From the ships Great Western and Great Eastern to the majestic water towers of Crystal Palace, the Hungerford Bridge and the South Devon atmospheric railway, many of Brunel's achievements have been lost...
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The Great War Cook Book: From Trench Pudding to Carrot Marmalade

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by Byron, May
During the First World War, Britain was nearly starved into submission, as so many ships were lost to German submarines. Basics such as butter, eggs, milk and meat were in short supply, so the British public had to find creative ways of making food go further. The Great War Cook Book gives us the flavour of life on the Home Front. With over 500 wartime recipes, author May Byron offers unusual alternatives t...
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British Airways: An Illustrated History

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by Jarvis, Paul
There can be few world-class companies that boast the heritage and traditions inherent in the British Airways brand. Indeed, the company that became British Airways operated the world's first commercial scheduled airline service in 1919. From the early days of aviation through to more recent times, British Airways has stood for high standards of quality and professionalism. Curator of the British Airways He...
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