England: The Photographic Atlas (Millennium Mapping Company)

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9780007122776: England: The Photographic Atlas (Millennium Mapping Company)

‘ENGLAND: The Photographic Atlas’ again pairs the stunning aerial photography of Getmapping.com, creators of the Millennium Map, with Collins' renowned road atlas in a single 800-page volume that covers the whole country in exquisite and unprecedented detail.

If you live anywhere in England, you will already feel right at home within this book. However well you think you know the country, though, close inspection of its pages will reward you with some amazing insights into the fabric of the landscape: you will spot patterns and textures (both natural and man-made) that are all but invisible from the ground, discover surprising features shared between entirely unconnected areas, and explore new corners of the country for the very first time.

The photographic atlas is easy to use. The photography and the cartography share the same standard grid system, meaning you can cross-reference quickly between the two elements; and both photography and cartography are 'map accurate', as the photography has been geo-corrected, a process that removes the distortions in the original aerial photography.

ENGLAND: THE PHOTOGRAPHIC ATLAS is from the same series as LONDON: THE PHOTOGRAPHIC ATLAS, already published to great acclaim in 2000. Both titles draw on the Millennium Map, a contemporary Domesday Book destined to be a social record of the utmost historical importance.

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Praise for LONDON: THE PHOTOGRAPHIC ATLAS:

'Drop heavy hints to Santa about London: The Photographic Atlas ... a sublime book ... an amazing labour of love' The Guardian

'Warning – don't buy this book! You will spend hours and hours, if not days and weeks, poring over its amazing detail. For lovers of London it is a must' Ken Livingstone, Mayor of London

'A fascinating book ... it contains all the passion of a great city ... fun for all the family' Rowan Moore, Evening Standard

'Absolutely brilliant' Chris Tarrant, Capital Radio

From the Back Cover:

A landmark publication.

‘ENGLAND: The Photographic Atlas’ combines the vertical aerial photography of Getmapping, creators of the Millenium Map, with Collins’ acclaimed road mapping, in a single volume that covers the entire country in unprecedented detail.

From the open plains of East Anglia, the wild fells of the Pennines and the rocky coastline of the West Country to the cityscapes of London, Birmingham and Manchester, England is truly a land of geographical extremes. Evidence of human interaction with the terrain is visible everywhere, from fields scarred by iron-age settlements to the canals and railways of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and the sprawling suburbs of the twentieth. Now, in the twenty-first century, the country is changing faster than ever before, as towns eat further into green fields and new motorways fuel our insatiable demand for greater mobility. Close inspection of ‘ENGLAND: The Photographic Atlas’ will reward you with some fascinating new perspectives on the landscape.

This book is from the same series as ‘LONDON: The Photographic Atlas’ and ‘EDINBURGH: The Photographic Atlas’. These titles draw on the Millennium Map, a contemporary Domesday Book that promises to be a social record of the utmost historical importance to future generations.

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