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The London Underground (Shire Library) Paperback – 10 Jul 2010

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  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Shire (10 July 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0747807906
  • ISBN-13: 978-0747807902
  • Product Dimensions: 15.1 x 0.7 x 20.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 484,035 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A handy and well illustrated history of the Underground. --Warwick Burton, Journal of the Railway and Canal Historical Society (July 2014) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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When he is not writing and broadcasting on the subject of today's high-tech wizardry, Andrew Emmerson enjoys discovering the history of the inventions which came before this, also restoring and reviving equipment based on these older technologies.

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Pal on 23 Aug. 2010
Format: Paperback
Anyone interested in London cannot fail to be fascinated by the enthusiasm of Andrew Emmerson for the London Underground. The 64 pages are packed with facts and lavishly illustrated. It starts at the beginning in 1860 with the construction of the Metropolitan Railway and ends with refurbishmment of the Waterloo and City line in 2006 and there's everything in between - the Blitz, the carriage designs, the calligraphy - and the maps. I was sorry that 'Map' was not in the index and I had to read the (very tiny) print on my current tube map to discover Harry Beck the designer of our much loved map - introduced in 1933.

This is a book for any age of reader.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By trueglory on 27 Oct. 2010
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Very enjoyable and well written book on the history of the London Underground. It contains lots of rare, unusual pictures and illustrations. It is a pity the book does not contain more pages, 68 in total, but still well worth purchasing.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By KeithH on 7 Dec. 2011
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I was surprised to find out so much about the history of the London Underground system but this book covered it all from the very beginning. It was so good that I have lent it to a friend of mine who is mad about railways. I'm now struggling to get it back as he loves it too !
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Bishop on 8 Nov. 2012
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Having used the Northern Line tube travelling to and from work in the City of London for twelve years, and many other lines whilst living in London, I have always had an interest in the London Underground. This small book gives a great overview of the London Underground and I consider it a good introduction to further study of the London Underground for those who may wish to pursue this fascinating subject further.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Ebuyer TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 12 Jan. 2011
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This is a great little book, should be of interest to anyone with a fascination about the social and engineering aspects of the tube system.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By D. Padbury on 17 Jan. 2011
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This is a lovely little book which certainly brings back memories. It's nicely written with lots of photographs and interesting facts. It's not just for railway geeks either.
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By John Grafham on 27 April 2013
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Not the longest or biggest book in the world, but some great historical photos and a good addition to any anorak's collection!
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