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    DescriptionThe Green London Way is an alternative approach to the exploration of London. The book describes a hundred mile walk circling the capital, but, uniquely, also offers insightful histories of London's people and a commentary on its abundant local wildlife. The walk, divided into manageable sections, each with maps by Graham Scrivener (the 'urban Wainwright'), traverses London's tow paths, woodlands and commons, examining links between local human history and the landscape on which it is founded. This updated version of the text also incorporates discussion of the rapid developments in London in the past twenty years, analysing the features which have recently changed the face of the city. Bob Gilbert provides a wealth of information about the plant and animal life of London, including some surprising instances of rare species. In terms of wildlife, landscape and history, The Green London Way is full of discoveries for any walker or reader, and provides a new awareness of Greater London.

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    The Green London Way
    Walking the City's History and Wildlife
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bob Gilbert
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 217
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 233 mm
    Thickness: 9 mm
    Weight: 422 g
    ISBN 13: 9781907103452
    ISBN 10: 1907103457

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKESL
    BIC subject category V2: WSZC
    BIC E4L: SPO
    BIC subject category V2: WQH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T14.2
    BISAC V2.8: TRV009070, SPO050000
    BIC subject category V2: WTHC
    BISAC V2.8: SPO018000, HIS000000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKESL
    BISAC V2.8: TRV026020
    DC22: 914.2104859
    DC23: 914.21048612
    Thema V1.0: WTHC, SZC, WQH
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    Lawrence and Wishart Ltd
    Imprint name
    Lawrence & Wishart Ltd
    Publication date
    29 March 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Bob Gilbert is a long-standing campaigner for the protection of urban open spaces and public access. A pioneer of inner city conservation, his varied career has also ranged from stand-up comedian to Director of Sustainability at a London local authority. Now living with his family in the East End, he continues to write widely on green issues and has an especial interest in urban ecology and the wildlife of London.
    Review quote
    'Bob Gilbert successfully charts a network of green veins to feed and sustain the city's poisoned sleep. To follow the narrative circuit of his walk should, miraculously, transport us to a more human expenditure of time.' Ian Sinclair
    Table of contents
    CONTENTS Acknowledgements List of Maps Sources Introduction to the New Edition The Green London Way: An Overview Walk 1: Stratford to North Woolwich Walk 2: Abbey Wood and Shooters Hill Walk 3: Woolwich to Greenwich Walk 4: Greenwich to Forest Hill Walk 5: Forest Hill to Crystal Palace Walk 6: Crystal Palace to Balham Walk 7: Balham to Wimbledon Walk 8: Wimbledon to Richmond Walk 9: Richmond to Kew Bridge Walk 10: Kew Bridge to Hanwell Walk 11: Hanwell to Greenford Walk 12: Greenford to South Kenton Walk 13: South Kenton to Brent Cross Walk 14: Brent Cross to Hampstead Walk 15: Hampstead to Finsbury Park Walk 16: Finsbury Park to Clapton Walk 17: Clapton to Victoria Park Walk 18: Victoria Park to Stratford Index