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    Great Railway Maps of the World (Paperback) By (author) Mark Ovenden

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    DescriptionFrom Mark Ovenden, the author of London Underground by Design and Metro Maps of the World, comes Great Railway Maps of the World, a beautifully illustrated, comprehensive history of the greatest railway maps, and the story behind them. The history of the railway is the history of Britain - and France, and America, and Japan, and Russia, among many others. Featuring hundreds of images, covering two centuries of advertising, surveyors' maps, route guides, travel posters, photos, and Google Earth maps, this is a book brimming with history, data and anecdotes. It is a must-have guide for every train fanatic, armchair or ticketed, as well as lovers of graphic design, history and the romance of railway travel. "The romance of the overground railway pours from the edges of many of the images in Great Railway Maps...Few other subjects can envelop such a heady mixture of design, history, geography and - more often than not - usefulness. It's well worth alighting on". (Will Dean, Independent). "Just the ticket ...it is a glorious celebration of the pioneering history - and romance - of the railways". (Sunday Times Travel Books of the Year 2011). "If you love railways or know someone who does ...this is the book for you". (Robert Elms, BBC London). Mark Ovenden is a British writer and broadcaster. At the age of seven, he travelled alone ten miles on the London Underground, armed only with a map. He later gained entry to a Graphic Design course by submitting a reworking of the London tube map. His previous books are Metro Maps of the World, Paris Metro Style and London Underground by Design. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society and lives in Paris, France.


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    Title
    Great Railway Maps of the World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mark Ovenden
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 240 mm
    Height: 276 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 381 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780241954089
    ISBN 10: 0241954088
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: WGF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T12.4
    BIC E4L: TRA
    BISAC V2.8: REF002000
    BIC subject category V2: HBTP1
    BISAC V2.8: HIS052000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24300
    BISAC V2.8: TRA004000
    Thema V1.0: WGF, NHTP1
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    29 January 2015
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Mark Ovenden is a British writer and broadcaster. At age seven, he travelled alone ten miles on the London Underground, armed only with a map. He later gained entry to a Graphic Design course by submitting a reworking of the London tube map. After working in journalism and media, life came full circle on the publication of his first book, Metro Maps of the World. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society.
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    The romance of the overground railway pours from the edges of many of the images in Great Railway Maps... Few other subjects can envelop such a heady mixture of design, history, geography and - more often than not - usefulness -- Will Dean Independent I hugely enjoyed poring over Mark Ovenden's Great Railway Maps of the World, beautifully produced and illustrated with posters and photographs as well as original maps dating back almost to the beginnings of the railway age in the 19th century -- Richard J. Evans New Statesman Books of the Year 2011 This is a terrific coffee table book. It's a work of art in itself. Mark Ovenden has created a book that will transport the lucky recipient on an eccentric and world tour they will not forget Bookseller If you love railways or know someone who does... this is the book for you -- Robert Elms, BBC London Informative and interesting Time Out With a striking collection of hundreds of above ground rail maps, Railway Maps of the World... is the first book to show modern day railway networks from every country BBC America Ovenden has returned with a sophomore rail maps effort...[that] raises goosebumps...and recaptures the amazing spirit of expedition first made possible by the railroads -- Rich Sampson Rail Magazine A handsome, richly illustrated book that is a loving homage to railways and the art of mapmaking Chicago Tribune