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Tube Trivia - An A-Z of Fascinating Facts About the London Underground

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by Emmerson Andrew
Presenting fascinating facts and debunking some well-worn myths, this new pocket size book is ideal reading matter for the Tube or preparing for your next pub quiz. Its 160 pages are packed with answers to questions you may have and to questions you would not have thought of asking. Its A to Z format makes it easy to find a particular piece of in
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The Sea and Civilization: A Maritime History of the World

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by Paine, Lincoln P.
The Sea and Civilization is a stunning work of history that reveals in breathtaking depth how people first came into contact with one another by ocean and river, and how goods, languages, religions, and entire cultures spread across and along the world's waterways.
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The Paper Time Machine: Colouring the Past

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by Wild, Wolfgang
The Paper Time Machine is a book that will change the way you think about the past. It contains 124 historical black-and-white photographs, reconstructed in colour and introduced by Wolfgang Wild - creator and curator of the Retronaut website. The site has become a global phenomenon, collecting images that collapse the distance between the past and present and tear a hole in our map of time. The Pap...
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Railways and The Raj

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by Christian Wolmar
India was the jewel in the crown of the British Empire. There were vast riches to be exploited and vast numbers of people to be subjugated. How better to achieve these aims than by building a rail network that facilitated the export of raw material and made it easier for troops to travel around the country to tackle uprisings?
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Airport Spotting Guides Asia & Far East

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by Falcus, Matt
Detailed spotting guides to hundreds of airports across Asia and the Far East in this updated book in our popular Airport Spotting Guides series.
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The Railways: Nation, Network and People

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by Simon Bradley
Stanfords Adult Book of the Month October 2016 Britain's railways have been a vital part of national life for nearly 200 years. Transforming lives and landscapes, they have left their mark on everything from timekeeping to tourism. As a self-contained world governed by distinctive rules and traditions, the network also exerts a fascination all its own. From the classical grandeur of Ne...
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Paddington Through Time

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by Christopher/2
Paddington is part of a hub of underground stations and is home to the world's most famous bear, named after the station. Revel in the selection of images of Paddington Through Time and see how Brunel's masterpiece has stood the test of time. 'I am going to design, in a great hurry, and I believe to build, a station after my own fancy,' stated Isambard Kingdom Brunel in 1851. That station, the second to be...
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Orient Express: The History of a Legend

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by Picon, Guillaume
The first train to connect Paris to Constantinople - the gateway to the Orient and epitome of all its associated desires and fantasies - the Orient Express was an immediate success. Quickly nicknamed 'the king of trains, the train of kings', it had already become a legend in its own time.
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Drive: The Definitive History of Motoring

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by Chapman, Giles
A car book which takes you through motoring history, from classic cars to how we enjoy driving today, and beyond. As Jodie Kidd says in her introduction "Sit back, buckle up, and enjoy the ride".
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Small Island by Little Train: A Narrow-Gauge Adventure

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by Arnot, Chris
From stalwart little locomotives of topographic necessity, to the maverick engines of one man's whimsy, Britain's narrow-gauge steam trains run on tracks a world apart from its regimented mainlines. In Small Island by Little Train, eccentricity enthusiast Chris Arnot sets out to discover their stories. Stories include miniature railway on the Kent coast, used for Home Guard military trains during World War ...
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Lost Railway Walks: Explore more than 100 of Britain's lost railways

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by Holland, Julian
More than 100 walks across the length and breadth of Britain’s lost railway lines. Each walk includes a short history of the railway before it closed, a description of what can be seen along it today, practical details such as car parking, access by public transport, a detailed route map and historical and modern day photographs.
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Airport Spotting Guides: Europe

by Falcus, Matt
Detailed spotting guides to hundreds of airports across Europe in this third edition of our popular book. 'Airport Spotting Guides Europe' delivers tips for aviation enthusiasts and spotters at all of the main airports and major airfields in countries such as Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Poland, Spain, the UK and Scandinavia. Learn where to watch aircraft, take photographs, which hotels are good...
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Ocean Liners: Speed and Style

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by Finamore, Daniel
The great age of ocean travel has long since passed, but ocean liners remain one of the most powerful and admired symbols of modernity. No form of transport was as romantic, remarkable, or contested, and ocean liner design became a matter of national prestige as well as an arena in which the larger dynamic s of global competition were played out.
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History of the World in 500 Railway Journeys

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by Baxter, Sarah
History is everywhere, and is never as complete as when it can be accessed on a part of history itself. The locomotive is one of the great steps in progress of civilisation that undoubtably connects us to land and history that was shaped by the machine itself. Although a basic form of railway, or rutway, did exist in Ancient Greek and Roman times – notably the ship trackway between Diolkos and the Isthmus ...
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Switzerland Without a Car: A guide to exploring the country by public transport

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by Lambert, Anthony
This new, thoroughly updated edition of Bradt's guide to Switzerland continues to offer a unique perspective onin how to get the most out of this mountainous country travelling only by public transport - a timely release with the Gotthard Base Tunnel transforming north-south train services. Switzerland is home to the world's finest public transport network, and for visitors the Swiss Travel System is a reve...
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Freedom Pass London

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by Pentelow, Mike
Since its creation over 40 years ago, London's Freedom Pass concessionary travel scheme has continued to grow in popularity and there are now over 1 million registered holders. Whether a fruit picker or forager, a rambler or angler, or simply someone who enjoys the quirky charm of a local pub, Bradt's new Freedom Pass is the perfect read to help you get the most out of your Pass. Featuring 25 walks and days...
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Airline: Style at 30,000 Feet

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by Lovegrove, Keith
This fascinating book examines every aspect of airline style, from the company liveries and interior designs of planes to advertising, haute couture and airborne haute cuisine. Divided into four sections covering fashion, food, interior design and identity, Airline shows how airborne culture has changed since the 1920s. The book spans the conservative to the outrageous, from saris to hotpants, from Hugh Hef...
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Long Way Round

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by Ewan McGregor & Charley Boorman
Long Way Round was just that for these two intrepid bikers: From London to New York, Ewan and Charley chased their shadows through Europe, the Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Russia, across the Pacific to Alaska, then down through Canada and America.
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Coast To Coast - A Journey Across 1950's America

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by Jan Morris
Winner of the 2018 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Award's Outstanding Contribution to Travel Writing Fresh from her successful scoop reporting the first ascent of Everest in 1953, Jan Morris spent a year journeying across the United States, by car, train, ship and aeroplane. In her words a 'period piece', "Coast to Coast" describes an American identity markedly different from today. In h...
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Slowly Down The Ganges

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by Eric Newby
Slowly Down the Ganges is seen as a vintage Newby masterpiece. Told with Newby's self-deprecating humour and wry attention to detail, this is a classic of the genre and a window into an enchanting piece of history. On his forty-forth birthday, Eric Newby sets out on an incredible journey: to travel the 1,200-mile length of India's holy river. In a misguided attempt to keep him out of trouble, Wanda, his lif...
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