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London's Thames : the river that shaped a city and its history

Author: Gavin Weightman
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Without the Thames there would be no London. From earliest times, the river supplied the city's needs, as the fierce tides brought ships upstream and carried them down again. Gavin Weightman's book is an introduction to the water and its ways, the buildings that line the banks, and the people who lived by the river, their customs and ancient knowledge. Everything is to be found here: trade and tide, lightermen,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gavin Weightman
ISBN: 0312340176 9780312340179
OCLC Number: 60359598
Notes: Originally published: Great Britain : John Murray, 2004.
Description: x, 150 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Gavin Weightman.
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"Without the Thames there would be no London. From earliest times, the river supplied the city's needs, as the fierce tides brought ships upstream and carried them down again. Gavin Weightman's book is an introduction to the water and its ways, the buildings that line the banks, and the people who lived by the river, their customs and ancient knowledge. Everything is to be found here: trade and tide, lightermen, watermen and dockers, bridges, funnels and ferries, frost airs and regattas, clear water, fish and wildlife, pollution and waste, fortification and defense. Above all, one feels the presence of the great waterway itself - a force of nature in an urban midst."--Jacket.

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