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    The London Underground (Shire Library) (Paperback) By (author) Andrew Emmerson

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    DescriptionThe London Underground is a pioneer and an institution. The first underground railway in the world, and incorporating the first ever deep tunnel 'tube' lines too, it is at the heart of London life, with millions of commuters and tourists using it every year and its tentacles extending into the suburbs it helped to create. Its turbulent history reflects the trials and tribulations of London itself: it provided a network of life-saving shelters in the Blitz, but has also faced many logistical challenges, with constant improvements necessary to keep the Tube fit for purpose. This book is not a recompilation of facts and photos published elsewhere, however. Taking a fresh approach, it is a history that focuses on the interesting and quirky aspects of the subject. To transport you more vividly back to the past, well over half the illustrations are in colour, including many rarely seen photographs.

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    The London Underground
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Andrew Emmerson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 72
    Width: 148 mm
    Height: 204 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 160 g
    ISBN 13: 9780747812289
    ISBN 10: 0747812284

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKESL
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC subject category V2: WGF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T12.4
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC E4L: TRA
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000, TRV009070
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    BISAC V2.8: TRA004010
    Ingram Subject Code: SL
    Libri: I-SL
    B&T General Subject: 790
    LC classification: HE
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24350
    Abridged Dewey: 388
    B&T Approval Code: A35010200
    BISAC V2.8: TRA009000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKESL
    DC22: 388.42806542
    DC23: 388.428065421
    Thema V1.0: WTH, WGF, NHD, WGCF
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (chiefly col.)
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    21 May 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Andrew Emmerson is a seasoned writer on technical and historical subjects. He also wrote 'Old Television', 'Old Telephones', and 'Discovering Subterranean London' for Shire.
    Table of contents
    Steam, Smuts and Sulphur / Arcs and Sparks / Underground to Everywhere / Brave New World / The Underground at War / The Elizabethan Era / On to the Future / Further Reading / Places to Visit / Index