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Omnibus

Author : London Transport Museum
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"2014 is Year of the Bus. This book is a comprehensive social history of how the London bus has worked in, and for, the capital for the last century and a half. We discuss the design, development and operation of buses in the city and its surrounding countryside, and consider how the bus has served Londoners from all over the world, and shaped London."--Back cover.

London Buses

Author : Oliver Green
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The red double-decker bus is part of London’s personality, and is famous all round the world as an icon of a great city. Tracing nearly 200 years of history this book places the classic Routemaster in its context.

Architectures of Hurry Mobilities Cities and Modernity

Author : Phillip Gordon Mackintosh
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‘Hurry’ is an intrinsic component of modernity. It exists not only in tandem with modern constructions of mobility, speed, rhythm, and time–space compression, but also with infrastructures, technologies, practices, and emotions associated with the experience of the ‘mobilizing modern’. ‘Hurry’ is not simply speed. It may result in congestion, slowing-down, or inaction in the face of over-stimulus. Speeding-up is often competitive: faster traffic on better roads made it harder for pedestrians to cross, or for horse-drawn vehicles and cyclists to share the carriageway with motorized vehicles. Focusing on the cultural and material manifestations of ‘hurry’, the book’s contributors analyse the complexities, tensions, and contradictions inherent in the impulse to higher rates of circulation in modernizing cities. The collection includes, but also goes beyond, accounts of new forms of mobility (bicycles, buses, underground trains) and infrastructure (street layouts and surfaces, business exchanges, and hotels) to show how modernity’s ‘architectures of hurry’ have been experienced, represented, and practised since the mid nineteenth century. Ten case studies explore different expressions of ‘hurry’ across cities and urban regions in Asia, Europe, and North and South America, and substantial introductory and concluding chapters situate ‘hurry’ in the wider context of modernity and mobility studies and reflect on the future of ‘hurry’ in an ever-accelerating world. This diverse collection will be relevant to researchers, scholars, and practitioners in the fields of planning, cultural and historical geography, urban history, and urban sociology.

London a Social History

Author : Roy Porter
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An extraordinary city, London grew from a backwater in the Classical Age into an important medieval city and significant Renaissance urban center to a modern colossus--full of a free people ever evolving. Roy Porter touches the pulse of his hometown and makes it our own, capturing London's fortunes, people, and imperial glory with vigor and wit. 58 photos.

Women Poets and Urban Aestheticism

Author : A. Vadillo
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This book re-examines cultural, social, geographical and philosophical representations of Victorian London by looking at the transformations in urban life produced by the rise and development of urban mass-transport. It also radically re-addresses the questions of epistemology and gender in the Victorian metropolis by mapping the epistemology of the passenger. Vadillo focuses on the lyric urban writings of Amy Levy, Alice Meynell, 'Graham R. Tomson' (Rosamund Marriott Watson) and 'Michael Field' (Katherine Bradley and Edith Cooper). Shortlisted for the ESSE Book Prize

London

Author : Roy Porter
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'Roy Porter, a historian of formidable range, turns to urban history in this marvellously lucid, informative and passionate book... Porter's facts are always at the service of the narrative, which has a finely maintained momentum, balancing statistics with the words of historians, diarists and novelists, poets and churchmen: Pepys, Boswell, Fielding, Walpole, Blake, Mayhew, Wells, Woolf, Spark, ... a timely and brilliant book.' CLAIRE TOMALIN, EVENING STANDARD 'A vivid celebration of the city, but also an elegy for its decline, bubbling with statistics and anecdote, from Boadicea to Betjeman.' RICHARD HOLMES, DAILY TELEGRAPH BOOKS OF THE YEAR

Past Positive London s Social History Recorded in Photographs

Author : Gordon Winter
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English Economic and Social History 1760 1939

Author : Patrick John Larkin
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A Social History of Britain in Postcards 1870 1930

Author : Eric J. Evans
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A Dictionary of British Social History

Author : Leonard W. Cowie
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London s Buses

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The Age of Industrial Expansion

Author : A. J. Holland
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The Illustrated London News Social History of Victorian Britain

Author : Christopher Hibbert
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Records of Social and Economic History

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London Its People

Author : John Richardson
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Provides information on the history and social conditions of London.

National Union Catalog

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Library of Congress Catalogs

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Writings on British History

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Engineers and Engineering

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The History of British Women s Writing 1920 1945

Author : M. Joannou
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Featuring sixteen contributions from recognized authorities in their respective fields, this superb new mapping of women's writing ranges from feminine middlebrow novels to Virginia Woolf's modernist aesthetics, from women's literary journalism to crime fiction, and from West End drama to the literature of Scotland, Ireland and Wales.