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4.6 out of 5 stars
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4.6 out of 5 stars


on 13 December 2016
Wow wow wow--this is a really great book, our second one! hours of fun with a magnifying glass, see all your old homes , work places etc, better than online 192!!!! LOVE IT .
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on 25 May 2016
Great Book, Very Good Price For Condition As Described. Well Packed And Fast Delivery. Excellent ++++
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on 27 February 2016
Super! Thank you!
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on 19 January 2004
This book is the ultimate gift for the person that you don't know what to buy for (provided they live in London).
In a nutshell, this book is an A-Z that is made up of colour aerial photographs rather than drawings.
So why is it so good?
Actually, I don't know. There is actually very little that seperates this from an A-Z, but there is a magic quality about this book. You just HAVE to look things up - your house, your mum's house, your friend's house. You want to know what the gardens of people down your street look like.
This book makes you feel like you have an American spy satellite over London. The short cuts you used to take are visible, even if they were through waste-ground.
You must buy this book on-line. Why? Simply because every copy I have ever seen in a book shop has been wrecked by every single passer-by being compelled to flick through it and look something up. And there are very few books like that.
It's big, heavy and a work of art. If you are paying under £45, its a bargain. Most people would pay twice that for a book of this quality and enduring appeal. It's a snapshot (literally) of what London looked like in 2000. Definetely something to keep for 50 years.
Nobody can resist opening this book and looking at it, guests, family members and friends all want to find something here. Buy, buy, buy.
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on 22 November 2000
This book is the next best thing to a flight over London. If you think you know London, think again! Ones eyes are opened, seeing the whole metropolis from a new perspective! It is refreshing to see true vertical photography, rather than the oblique views which are familiar in other 'aerial views' books. In these there are always areas that are obscured/hidden. A further bonus is the road atlas published at the end of the volume which acts as an index sheet and a further means of identification.
The views are shown at different scales for Central and Outer London, but both provide adequate detail.
This will provide hours of 'fun' for anyone who has an interest in London.
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on 22 November 2004
The bulk of this second edition is the photos, which remain as compelling as ever. However, there is also an A-Z style map section which complements the pictures. A large slice of North London appears to have been omitted from this. The continuation page numbers at the edges of adjoining sheets take one to the wrong area and so do the index entries.
Another quibble is that the copyright notices at the front of the book state 1994 for both photos and words. This might be construed to mean that the photos were *taken* in 2004. They weren't. As an example, in the photo of Victoria Railway Station the old bus station structure can clearly be seen. This was demolished in 2002.
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on 2 January 2002
I found this book a typical coffee table book, pickup on the off chance and spend the next hour finding addresses that were important to me to reminse, great fun.
Ideal present for loved one who is interested in London.
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on 9 December 2000
There have been other collections of aerial views of the capital - but nothing as detailed as this. The photographs are simply outstanding.
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