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    DescriptionThis book is the first concise guide to the hidden world of underground London. Informative, authoritative and richly illustrated, this volume takes you on a subterranean tour of the many remarkable constructions that few even knew existed. Some of the installations were once highly secret, such as the government bunkers, civilian refuges, protected broadcasting studios and emergency control centres for public utilities. Other facilities described perform more mundane functions, including the mothballed Mail Rail (the Post Office Railway), telephone and power cable subways, electricity substations and sewage out-fall tunnels.


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    Title
    Discovering Subterranean London
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Andrew Emmerson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 80
    Width: 110 mm
    Height: 176 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 118 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780747807407
    ISBN 10: 074780740X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKESL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.6
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC subject category V2: WQH
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 942.1
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 14
    BISAC V2.8: TRV009070
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T Approval Code: A15202020
    DC22: 942
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    B&T Approval Code: A14625400
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    BISAC region code: 1.1.2.2.0.0.0
    LC classification: DA689.U5 E46 2009
    Thema V1.0: WTH, WQH
    Edition statement
    Original
    Illustrations note
    ill
    Publisher
    SHIRE PUBLICATIONS LTD
    Imprint name
    SHIRE PUBLICATIONS LTD
    Publication date
    15 December 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Buckinghamshire
    Author Information
    Andrew Emmerson is a writer and researcher on technology subjects by profession. His fascination for transport, telecommunications and underground obscurities were the initial inspiration for this book, which expanded rapidly as researches uncovered ever more intriguing material. As well as being president of the Telecommunications Heritage Group, he is a member of Subterranea Britannica, CAMRA and far too many other groups and societies. He is co-author of "London's Secret Tubes."
    Table of contents
    Introduction Unseen rivers and Hidden Wells Sewers, Aquifers and Hydraulics Other Underground Utilities Protecting People, Production, and Government The Odd Index