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Cotswold Way (National Trail Guides)
Best price for this book: $ 12.3
Following the limestone escarpment on the Western edge of the Cotswolds, the 102 miles of the Cotswold Way take the walker through a quintessentially English landscape as varied as it is beautiful. Starting and finishing among the golden Cotswold stone of Chipping Camden and Bath, and affording stunning prospects of the Malvern Hills, the Forest of Dean and even the Black Mountains in Wales, it winds through rolling farmland, magnificent beech woodlands, and up over the austerely beautiful Cleeve Hill with its panoramic views out over Cheltenham and far beyond. With a wealth of historic interest, from Neolithic burial mounds to Roman villas and country houses, this is genuinely a walk through the heart of England.
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The Orient Express: The History of the Orient Express Service from 1883 to 1950
Best price for this book: $ 58.82
This volume seeks to capture the essence of the era of grand train travel. It traces the story of the trains themselves, their construction and interior detailing and describes the famous passengers, royalty and political figures that travelled on them.
The Southern Upland Way (Recreational Path Guides)
Best price for this book: $ 106.98
This Recreational Path Guide to the Southern Upland Way which crosses Scotland from coast to coast. Features include Ordnance Survey maps for each section of the route, information and advice on public transport, details of Tourist Information offices, and a list of walkers organizations.
The Orient Express: The History of the World's Most Luxurious Train 1883–Present Day (Golden Age of Travel)
Best price for this book: $ 14.62
The Orient Express is a name synonymous with luxury train travel in Europe. In 1883, the first train with its gleaming livery and leather-embossed chairs in mahogany-panelled compartments caused a sensation. But by the 1950s and 1960s, the service was becoming ever shorter and European rail travel less stylish. However, in its prime, the Orient Express provided a much needed, stylish service that managed to cross borders and overcome national interests and rivalries.
The Orient Express traces the history of the service, from its glamorous beginnings, its popularity with European royalty and heads of state, to its demise in the age of postwar austerity, the Cold War and cheaper air travel.
Illustrated with outstanding black-and-white photographs, many of them seldom seen, The Orient Express offers an intriguing portrait of the birth, heyday and decline of luxury train travel throughout Europe.
The West Highland Way: National Trail Guide
Best price for this book: $ 12.37
The 93-mile West Highland Way is indisputably Britain's most spectacular long-distance path. The first section, following the eastern shore of Loch Lomond, offers an idyllic waterside walk, with the full grandeur of the Highlands gradually revealing itself. Then, after crossing the barren wilderness of the Rannoch Moor, the walker climbs the Devil's Staircase above Glencoe and traverses classic Highland landscapes to reach Fort William and, if he or she wishes, a grand finale at the peak of Britain's highest mountain, Ben Nevis. This comprehensive, easy-to-use guide is an authoritative companion, packed with indispensable information.
A Performer's Guide to Music of the Classical Period (Performer's Guides (ABRSM))
Best price for this book: $ 21.27
The latest thinking on stylish performance presented in a clear, helpful and practical way. Includes chapters from leading experts on historical background, notation and interpretation, with specialist advice for keyboard, string and wind players, and singers. Book comes with a full-length CD of excerpts from authoritative recordings.
Best price for this book: $ 65.98
This interesting and informative 144 page book gives a detailed history of traction engines, the giants of the steam age, through both text and over 100 photos, color and black and white. From the inside front flap: "In its glory days, the traction engine was an impressive machine. Powerful and versatile, its potential seemed endless and it was adapted to many task, from ploughing fields to lighting fairgrounds. It is doubtful that we shall ever see machines that combine such beautiful simplicity, elegant decoration and massive strength again. This book celebrates these giants of a bygone age, offering an in-depth and lively study of the development of the traction engine and an exploration of the political, commercial and technological context in which it evolved."
Hadrian's Wall Path (Trail Guides)
Best price for this book: $ 12.25
Since it opened in 2003 Hadrian' s Wall Path has become one of Britain' s most popular long-distance paths. Its 84 miles are a convenient week' s walking, shadowing for the most part the historic line of Hadrian' s Wall in its spectacular progress across the superbly wild landscape of the north of England. Starting in what used to be Tyneside' s shipbuilding heart, and joining Newcastle in the east with Carlisle in the west, it takes you via the extraordinary Roman forts of Vindolanda and Housesteads, close to handsome towns like Hexham and Corbridge, to finish on the lonely shores of the Solway Firth with views of Scotland. This is the official guide to this superb National Trail, published in conjunction with Natural England which administers the path and waymarks it with its familiar acorn signs. Comprehensive and engrossing, it is the only companion you need.
Canal Builders: How Britain’s Canal Network Evolved
Best price for this book: $ 20.18
Canal Builders is a classic history book for anyone interested in the development of Britain’s canal system. The book, which was first published in the 1970s, is now republished here in a new fifth edition. It takes the reader from the middle of the eighteenth century, to the start of the railway age in the early nineteenth century.
Anthony Burton has revised and improved the original text, using new material that he has found in archives since it was first published, and has added many extra illustrations.
This is the remarkable story of the many groups of people who were responsible for building Britain’s canal system. There were industrialists such as Josiah Wedgwood, who promoted canals to help his own industry, and speculators, financed the projects in the hope of a good return. The work was planned by engineers, some of whom, such as James Brindley and Thomas Telford, have become famous, while others have remained virtually unknown but still did magnificent work. This is also the story of the great, anonymous army of men who actually did the work – the navies.
This was the first book ever to study the lives of these laborers in detail. Altogether it is an epic story of how the transport route that made the industrial revolution possible was built.
'Well planned and well written …There is no better introduction to the early canal age.' The Economist