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London's Thames: The River That Shaped a City and Its History

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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
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Published November 29th 2005 by St. Martin's Press (first published January 1st 1990)
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Pam
May 11, 2013 Pam rated it really liked it
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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
Dave
Jun 28, 2015 Dave rated it really liked it
Just-the-right-length little history of the Thames. Wish I could've walked along it as I read about it. And I very much want to walk across the Millennium Bridge.
Edoardo Albert
Jan 23, 2014 Edoardo Albert rated it really liked it
An enjoyable and engaging punt down the Thames, its history, geography and crucial role in the development of London. Short, succinct and can be read in a day - an ideal introduction to the city's dark, flowing heart.
J W Black MD
Jul 27, 2016 J W Black MD is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
An interesting history.
Kari Twitchell
Jan 28, 2016 Kari Twitchell rated it really liked it
Easy to read and enjoyable history of London's Thames River. I learned a lot about many topics relating to this famous river. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys history.
Edmund
Jun 24, 2008 Edmund rated it really liked it
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Short but succinct.
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