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The 32 Stops: The Central Line (Penguin Underground Lines) [Kindle Edition]

Danny Dorling
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Book Description

Geographer Danny Dorling tells the stories of the people who live along The 32 Stops of the Central Line to illustrate the extent and impact of inequality in Britain today - part of a series of twelve books tied to the twelve lines of the London Underground, as Tfl celebrates 150 years of the Tube with Penguin



'Social geographer Danny Dorling has produced the most densely factual book, not about the Tube itself, but the living conditions of those above ... This book is an eye-opener about London now'


Evening Standard



'The 32 Stops animates statistics, extrapolating sociological data into pithy vignettes of life along the Central Line'


The Times



'Authors include the masterly John Lanchester, the children of Kids Company, comic John O'Farrell and social geographer Danny Dorling. Ranging from the polemical to the fantastical, the personal to the societal, they offer something for every taste. All experience the city as a cultural phenomenon and notice its nature and its people. Read individually they're delightful small reads, pulled together they offer a particular portrait of a global city' Evening Standard



'Exquisitely diverse' The Times



'Eclectic and broad-minded ... beautifully designed' Tom Cox, Observer



'A fascinating collection with a wide range of styles and themes. The design qualities are excellent, as you might expect from Penguin with a consistent look and feel while allowing distinctive covers for each book. This is a very pleasing set of books' A Common Reader blog



'The contrasts and transitions between books are as stirring as the books themselves ... A multidimensional literary jigsaw' Londonist



'A series of short, sharp, city-based vignettes - some personal, some political and some pictorial ... each inimitable author finds that our city is complicated but ultimately connected, full of wit, and just the right amount of grit' Fabric Magazine



'A collection of beautiful books' Grazia



'Geographer royal by appointment to the left' Simon Jenkins



Danny Dorling is Professor for the Public Understanding of Social Science at Sheffield University. He is the honorary president of the Society of Cartographers. In 2009 he was awarded the Gold Award of the Geographical Association and the Back Award of the Royal Geographical Society. He has advised government and the Office for National Statistics on matters relating to the census. His previous books include So You Think You Know About Britain? and Fair Play.


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Geographer royal by appointment to the left (Simon Jenkins)

About the Author

Danny Dorling is Professor for the Public Understanding of Social Science at Sheffield University. He is the honorary president of the Society of Cartographers. In 2009 he was awarded the Gold Award of the Geographical Association and the Back Award of the Royal Geographical Society. He has advised government and the Office for National Statistics on matters relating to the census. His previous books include So You Think You Know About Britain? and Fair Play.

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Danny Dorling has lived all his life in England. To try to counter his myopic world view, in 2006, Danny started working with a group of researchers on a project to remap the world (www.worldmapper.org). He has published with many colleagues more than a dozen books on issues related to social inequalities in Britain and several hundred journal papers. Much of this work is available open access (see www.dannydorling.org). His work concerns issues of housing, health, employment, education and poverty. Before a career in academia Danny was employed as a play-worker in children's play-schemes where the underlying rationale was that playing is learning for living. He tries not to forget this. He is an Academician of the Academy of the Learned Societies in the Social Sciences and, in 2008, became Honorary President of the Society of Cartographers. In 2011 he became a patron of the charity Roadpeace.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining and insightful 15 Dec. 2013
Format:Paperback
This is another enthralling volume from Penguin's series on London's Underground lines. Danny Dorling offers up a series of vignettes of local life set in the area immediately surrounding each station on the Central Line (the bright red one from the map), and then compares various aspects of the socio-economic data from the census. This provides a fascinating insight into the manner in which adjacent communities differ, and how life expectancy can vary markedly between two communities that are just a couple of miles apart,.

Dorling looks at a wide range of comparators such as GCSE results, lie expectancy and average income as well as a selection of health-based statistics. My description of this is probably doing the book a dreadful disservice as it probably sounds very dry, but the book is actually completely engrossing. I would welcome the same sort of analysis across some of the other lines, and maybe of the wards and boroughs that the M25 passes through I accept that I am a bit of a geek!
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5.0 out of 5 stars thought provoking and well written 12 Mar. 2013
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I have long been a fan of Danny Dorling's maps and it should come as no surprise that someone with such an innovative intelligent way of encouragaing us to look at the whole world can get us thinking about how life chances vary so much in a small area - along the Central line's 32 stops. Danny writes with a compasssion and humour that makes this book a must for anyone who enjoys good writing - treat yourself to a ride on the tube- (the book is cheaper than the single tube fare) and you will be at the end of this compact book before you get to Theydon Bois!
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4.0 out of 5 stars All abroad 2 Oct. 2014
By Where
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An easy read when on the underground or train! Danny Dorling takes the statistics, combines them with a bit of mapping but the masterstroke is then telling the stories of several people along the line. The result is a very clear demonstration of the effects of inequality on everyday life. Recommended.
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By Jezza
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Illustrated by the progress of the Central Line from West to East, and with lots of little pen-portraits of the people who live around in each stop. What a good writer Danny Dorling is! Especially for an academic.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 27 Dec. 2013
By Charlie
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Stats, facts and graphs of the people who live above and beside the Central Line. An interesting tale of rich and poor London.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 1 Oct. 2014
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Quirky social comment, spot on!
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4.0 out of 5 stars fascinating 20 May 2013
By Hayley
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A really interesting book looking at the social and economic changes as you travel along the Central Line, who would have thought that life-expectancy (for example) would vary so much in the distance between a couple of tube stops. Thought-provoking.
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