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    DescriptionThe Times Atlas of London, published by Times Books, maps the story of the capital from its humble beginnings to the megacity it is today. This authoritative and prestigious atlas charts London's highs and lows through maps, rarely seen photographs and texts, as well as statistics, archive images, and historical accounts, giving an exceptionally detailed view of London and helping you to explore this great city. For local Londoners, tourists, and general readers wanting to find out what lies above and beneath the surface of this great city, The Times Atlas of London is the perfect place to start. The book includes: * 12 pages covering the history of mapping London with extracts from maps from the 16th century to the present day. * A comprehensive borough-by-borough guide showing how each district has developed over the years. * An illustrated chronology of London charting its remarkable history (including articles on famous Londoners, royal London, and sport in the capital), and extensive information on its parks, rivers, climate and geology. * Stunning images of the capital. * Before and after aerial photography and mapping. * Discussions of important London themes, from literary London, to the meaning of London street names; from the capital's theatre, to the famous Thames. * Information on the make-up of London's diverse population. The Times Atlas of London will allow you to immerse yourself in the rich history of the city, as well as navigate the streets in the present day. This is the definitive London guide and an indispensable compendium for anyone looking to visit the capital for the 2012 Olympics. Shown in the context of the rest of Britain, and in comparison to other world cities, this book conveys how London is truly distinct. "By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show." (Samuel Johnson, 1773) "When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life." (Samuel Johnson, 1777) "London is a roost for every bird." (Disraeli, 1870)

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    The Times Atlas of London
    The Story of a Great City Through Maps, History and Culture
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Times Atlases
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 192 mm
    Height: 233 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 1,070 g
    ISBN 13: 9780007478781
    ISBN 10: 000747878X

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKESL
    Ingram Subject Code: RB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T General Subject: 800
    B&T Merchandise Category: TVL
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 14
    BISAC V2.8: TRV009070
    LC classification: DA
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 92
    Abridged Dewey: 914
    BISAC V2.8: REF002000
    BIC subject category V2: HBTP1, 1DBKESL
    DC23: 912.421
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New reduced format ed
    HarperCollins Publishers
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    Publication date
    19 June 2012
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    The world's most prestigious and authoritative maps and atlases.
    Review quote
    'Times Books has produced yet another treat with this magnificent volume, the latest title in the prestigious Times Atlas series.' Sheetlines, Journal of the Charles Close Society