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    DescriptionA gorgeously illustrated collection of the world's greatest railway maps and posters, historical and contemporary "Transit Maps of the World" was an extraordinary and unexpected success and is now a cult favorite. In his irresistible follow-up Mark Ovenden has produced a mesmerizing compendium of historical and contemporary railway maps and posters from every corner of the world. Hundreds of images, covering two centuries of railway advertising, surveyors' plans, travel posters, satellite photos, and station wall maps, are combined with text brimming with vivid historical details and charming anecdotes. Part One presents the stunning visual material chronologically, from the Liverpool and Manchester Railway of 1830 to the proposed 2020 high speed networks of China. Part Two is an atlas of maps from more than one hundred countries from Algeria to Argentina to Zambia and Zimbabwe. Appendixes include a trove of factoids, track stats and information about rail operators and rail museums. "Railway Maps of the World" is a visual delight for your eyes, making it a must have for every train fanatic-armchair or ticketed-history buff, and lover of graphic design.

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    Railway Maps of the World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mark Ovenden
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 234 mm
    Height: 274 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 599 g
    ISBN 13: 9780143122401
    ISBN 10: 0143122401

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: WGF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T12.4
    BIC subject category V2: WTR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC E4L: TRA
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    BISAC V2.8: TRV027000, TRA004010
    Ingram Subject Code: SL
    Libri: I-SL
    B&T General Subject: 790
    LC classification: HE
    Abridged Dewey: 385
    B&T Approval Code: A19170000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24350
    BISAC V2.8: TRA004020
    DC22: 385.0223
    DC21: 385.0223
    B&T Approval Code: H82904200
    Penguin Books
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books
    Publication date
    30 October 2012
    Author Information
    Mark Ovenden is a British writer and broadcaster. At the age of seven, he traveled 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, "Transit Maps of the World." He lives in Paris, France, and London, England.