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London's Thames: The River That Shaped a City and Its History
London's history has been governed since the time of the Roman occupation by the nature of the River Thames. T.S.Eliot called the river a strong brown god, and it has always had the power to carry life to London and the other towns of the valley and the power to take it away. Half the history of the river is about its value as a highway, as a source of food and drinking wa ...more
Published November 29th 2005 by St. Martin's Press
(first published January 1st 1990)
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This is an excellent book about the river Thames and how it and transportation in general affected the development of the city of London over the last 1000 years. A short book of only 140 pages, it is made up of separate chapters, which are almost self-contained stories, that cover such topics as bridges, tunnels and boats. It is an easy read and should be read by history lovers as well as people interested in transportation and technology. Gavin Weightman has included a short but valuable bibli ...more