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London : a life in maps

Author: Peter Whitfield; British Library.
Publisher: London : British Library, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Like all the great historic cities of Europe, London appears to us solid and unchanging. But this solidity is an illusion, for throughout its long history London has been changing and evolving. It has been renewing or replacing the streets and buildings at its heart and has been spreading inexorably outwards.".
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Maps
Ouvrages illustrés
Cartes
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Whitfield; British Library.
ISBN: 9780712349185 0712349189 0712349197 9780712349192
OCLC Number: 74526327
Notes: Published on the occasion of the British Library exhibition: London: a life in maps. 24 Nov. 2006 - 4 March 2007.
Description: 208 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 30 cm.
Contents: London Before the Fire --
The Age of Elegance --
The Victorian Metropolis --
The Shock of the New.
Responsibility: Peter Whitfield.
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London has been changing and evolving. It has been renewing or replacing the streets and buildings at its heart and has been spreading inexorably outwards. This book illustrates this process by maps  Read more...

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"Whitfield, the author of several books on maps, including "Cities of the World," has produced a fascinating history of London organized around some 100 of the countless maps, panoramas, and plans Read more...

 
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