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  • Railways and The Raj
    Railways and The Raj (Hardback) Christian Wolmar

    The epic story of the British construction of the railways in India, as told by Britain's bestselling transport historian.

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  • To the Edge of the World
    To the Edge of the World (Paperback) Christian Wolmar

    The epic story of the world's longest and greatest railway, as told by Britain's bestselling transport historian.

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  • Are Trams Socialist?
    Are Trams Socialist? (English, Paperback) Christian Wolmar

    If you have ever wondered why the roads are congested, the trains are full and the buses are no longer running, this book provides the answers. The UK has never had a proper transport policy and it desperately needs one to address the twin challengers of getting people around cheaply and safely, while safeguarding the environment.

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  • Blood, Iron and Gold
    Blood, Iron and Gold (Hardback) Christian Wolmar

    A Christmas hardback with tremendous sales potential. Blood, Iron and Gold tells the dramatic story of the people and events that shaped the world's railways, stimulating economic growth and social change on an unprecedented scale.

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  • The Subterranean Railway
    The Subterranean Railway (English, Paperback) Christian Wolmar

    Reissued in a new paperback package to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the London Underground.'I can think of few better ways to while away those elastic periods awaiting the arrival of the next eastbound Circle Line train than by reading [this book].' Tom Fort, Sunday Telegraph

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  • Urban Access for the 21st Century
    Urban Access for the 21st Century (English, Paperback) Elliott D. Sclar

    This book sets out a road map for the provision of urban access for all. For most of the last century cities have followed a path of dependency on car dominated urban transport favouring the middle classes. Urban Access for the 21st Century seeks to change this. Policies need to be more inclusive of the accessibility needs of the urban poor. Change requires redesigning the existing public finance...

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  • Labyrinth: London s Underground
    Labyrinth: London s Underground (English, Hardback) Will Self, Mark Wallinger

    How to capture that breadth in one work of art? How to celebrate a single system while also reflecting the millions of lives that it transports every day? This book explores the historic and mythological significance of the labyrinth.

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  • The Railway Conquest of the World
    The Railway Conquest of the World (English, Paperback) Frederick A. Talbot

    Frederick A. Talbot tells the story of the most famous railways in the world.

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  • Blood, Iron, and Gold
    Blood, Iron, and Gold (English, Paperback) Christian Wolmar

    From Panama to Punjab, from Tasmania to Turin, Wolmar shows how cultures were enriched, and destroyed, by one of the greatest global transport revolutions of our time, and celebrates the visionaries and laborers responsible for its creation.

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  • To the Edge of the World
    To the Edge of the World (English, Hardback) Christian Wolmar

    To the Edge of the World is an adventure in travel?full of extraordinary personalities, more than a century of explosive political, economic, and cultural events, and almost inconceivable feats of engineering. Christian Wolmar passionately recounts the improbable origins of the Trans-Siberian railroad, the vital artery for Russian expansion that spans almost 6,000 miles and seven time zones from...

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  • The World the Railways Made
    The World the Railways Made (English, Hardback) Nicholas Faith

    A new edition of THE classic history of rail: how the 'Iron Road' turned the world upside down.

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  • Improving Urban Access
    Improving Urban Access (English, Paperback) Elliott D. Sclar

    This volume will continue the work on the theme of financing urban access that was published in the volume Finance and Governance Models for Transport Infrastructure. This second volume takes the work to the next step. It begins addressing the challenge of analyzing the practical obstacles to implementing new finance models. It frames the access and sustainability issue and the all-important...

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  • The Iron Road
    The Iron Road (Hardback) Christian Wolmar

    Presents the journey through the history of railways. From the early steam trains to the high-speed bullet trains of today, this book tells the hidden stories of railway history- the inspired engineering, blood, sweat and tears that went into the construction of the railways.

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  • To the Edge of the World
    To the Edge of the World (Hardback) Christian Wolmar

    The epic story of the world's longest and greatest railway, as told by Britain's bestselling transport historian.

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  • The Golden Age of European Railways
    The Golden Age of European Railways (English, Hardback) Christian Wolmar

    One of the most important developments in European history, the railways helped create the social and economic fabric of the continent. In the ?Golden Age' of the railways, from the late nineteenth century to the early twentieth, there was no more exciting, exotic or desirable way to travel.As the major railway companies quickly became huge industrial powers in their own right, they began to...

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  • Engines of War
    Engines of War (Hardback) Christian Wolmar

    A Christmas hardback with tremendous sales potential. Engines of War tells the dramatic story of how the birth of the railways shaped how wars were fought and won, facilitating conflict on a previously unimaginable scale.

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  • The Great Railway Revolution
    The Great Railway Revolution (Hardback) Christian Wolmar

    Quite simply, the greatest transport story ever told and the first new and comprehensive narrative history of the American railroads in a generation.

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  • Engines of War
    Engines of War (English, Hardback) Christian Wolmar

    The dramatic 100-year history of how trains became weapons, and transformed forever the nature of war

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  • The Iron Road
    The Iron Road (English, Hardback) Christian Wolmar

    Using photos, maps and illustrations from around the world, this visual guide to the importance of the rail industry describes how railroads were designed, engineered and built and how they changed travel, business, trade and commerce from 1830 to the present.

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  • To the Edge of the World
    To the Edge of the World (English, Paperback) Christian Wolmar

    To the Edge of the World is an adventure in travel?full of extraordinary personalities, more than a century of explosive political, economic, and cultural events, and almost inconceivable feats of engineering. Christian Wolmar passionately recounts the improbable origins of the Trans-Siberian railroad, the vital artery for Russian expansion that spans almost 6,000 miles and seven time zones from...

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