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Transit Maps of the World by Mark Ovenden
Transit Maps of the World by Mark Ovenden
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book, 9 Oct 2011
Very well thought out; the book is divided into a zonal format, with the first covering the largest and most extensive metro systems and the sixth touching on the smallest and proposed networks. Information is provided for every image. Suitable for anyone from a map enthusiast to a casual reader who's just interested in how other cities depict their respective transport systems.
Great Railway Maps of the World by Mark Ovenden
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good, 9 Oct 2011
Far more than a mere collection of maps, this book demonstrates the impeccable research and meticulous detail that I have come to expect from Mr Ovenden's work, having previously read 'Transit Maps Of The World' and 'Paris Metro Style: In Map and Station Design'. He explains the railways' history, their influence on time, societies and populations, and how they were marketed in the early days, alongside fascinating images. A shocking fact is that the networks of some countries have been literally decimated due to various reasons over the years and are nowhere near as prolific as they once were. The book then lists several maps from around the globe, and it is interesting to see how other… Read more
The New School by David Tjader
The New School by David Tjader
5.0 out of 5 stars Very different, 9 Oct 2011
This is a very different calibre of children's book, dealing with more adult themes. It paints school in a negative light and focuses on bullying, corruption and social issues, to which some children will relate. I thought at least the dinner lady would be nice, but even she has it in for the new boy. School is not a pleasant experience for all, and the author evidently feels that it is important for his audience to know this; he conveys the feeling of the entire establishment being against one person, which will no doubt be familiar to some. Granted, this book might not be to everyone's taste, but it should make people think, especially as it has been inspired by real events...