Ranging from its creation by the Romans almost 2,000 years ago to the impact the forthcoming 2012 Olympics will have on the psychical, economic, and cultural fabric of the city, this is a comprehensive history of London’s colorful past, vibrant present, and shinning future. The thorough and absorbing historical narrative of the city is highlighted by fascinating images and photographs, as well as a wealth of statistics, maps, and charts. The geographic and geological aspects of the city are addressed, as are the city’s newest highlights and attractions. Lavishly presented and historically accurate, this fully updated edition is the perfect companion for the Londoner and the Anglophile alike.
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Hugh Clout is a professor emeritus of geography at University College London.Review:
"The text is brimming with absorbing and comprehensive historical narrative, the most recent archaeological findings, fascinating photographs, and a wealth of statistics and maps. Fully recommended." Now & Then, March 2008 "a lavishly illustrated and totally engrossing look at the history of our capital over the past 2,000 years... a real delight." Ham & High, 25th October 2007
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Book Description HarperCollins UK, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 5. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX000726643X