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From Mark Ovenden - the author of London Underground by Design and Metro Maps of the World - comes Great Railway Maps of the World - a beautifully illustrated - comprehensive history of the greatest railway maps - and the story behind them.The history of the railway is the history of Britain - and France - and America - and Japan - and Russia - among many others. Featuring hundreds of images - covering two centuries of advertising - surveyors maps - route guides - travel posters - photos - and Google Earth maps - this is a book brimming with history - data and anecdotes. It is a must-have guide for every train fanatic - armchair or ticketed - as well as lovers of graphic design - history and the romance of railway travel.The romance of the overground railway pours from the edges of many of the images in Great Railway Maps...Few other subjects can envelop such a heady mixture of design - history - geography and - more often than not - usefulness. Its well worth alighting on - Will Dean - Independent Just the is a glorious celebration of the pioneering history - and romance - of the railways - Sunday Times Travel Books of the Year 2011 If you love railways or know someone who does...this is the book for you - Robert Elms - BBC London Mark Ovenden is a British writer and broadcaster. At the age of seven - he travelled alone ten miles on the London Underground - armed only with a map. He later gained entry to a Graphic Design course by submitting a reworking of the London tube map. His previous books are Metro Maps of the World - Paris Metro Style and Londo... Please click here to ask a question
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