Transit Maps of the World: Expanded and Updated Edition of the World's First Collection of Every Urban Train Map on Earth

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A beautiful and up-to-date exploration of every urban train map the world over

Transit Maps of the World is the first, comprehensive collection of historic and contemporary maps of every rapid-transit system on earth. Using glorious, colourful graphics, Mark Ovenden traces the history of urban transport systems, including rare and historic maps, diagrams, and photographs. Transit Maps could not be more pertinent to our modern existence. It uncovers the way many of us are able live and work day to day. It is an inspiring compendium for graphic designers and a transport enthusiast's dream collection.

'A beautifully illustrated study of the plans that help passengers navigate the world's metropolitan railway systems' - The Times

'The sort of book you couldn't imagine you needed until you got it and now you can't imagine how you could do without it . . . It's fantastic!' - Robert Elms, BBC London

'Ovenden does what no other design history book has ever done. Transit Maps of the World is a must-have' - The New York Times Book Review

'Delightful' - Guardian

'An object lesson in information design' - *Wallpaper

'A vibrant tip of the hat to the world's urban train systems' - National Geographic Intelligent Traveller

Mark Ovenden is a British writer and broadcaster. At the age of seven, he travelled alone ten miles on the London Underground, armed only with a map. He later gained entry to a Graphic Design course by submitting a reworking of the London tube map. His previous books are Great Railway Maps of the World, Metro Maps of the World, Paris Metro Style and London Underground by Design. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society.

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Mark Ovenden is a British writer and broadcaster. At the age of seven, he travelled alone ten miles on the London Underground, armed only with a map. He later gained entry to a Graphic Design course by submitting a reworking of the London tube map. His previous books are Great Railway Maps of the World, Metro Maps of the World, Paris Metro Style and London Underground by Design. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society.

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