Through quiet meadows, rolling hills, leafy suburbia, industrial sites, and a changing London riverside, Mick Sinclair tracks the Thames from source to sea, documenting internationally-known landmarks such as Tower Bridge and Windsor Castle and revealing lesser known features such as Godstow Abbey, Canvey Island, the Sanford Lasher, and George Orwell's tranquil grave.
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|Thames: Sacred River Random House, Inc. Peter A. |
|Crossings of the River Thames Книга по Требованию Frederic P. M. |
On the southern bank were the counties of Wiltshire, Berkshire, Surrey, and Kent.
|Thames Barrier Книга по Требованию Lambert M. S. |
It only needs to be raised for the duration of the high tide; at ebb tide it can be lowered to release upstream water that backs up behind it. High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles!
|The shade of Alexander Pope on the banks of the Thames. A satirical poem. With notes Книга по Требованию Mathias T.J. |
|Thames: The Biography Daedalus Books Peter A. |
The Biography, Peter Ackroyd once again delves into the hidden byways of history, describing the river' s endless allure in a journey overflowing with characters, incidents, and wry observations. Thames: The Biography meanders gloriously, rather like the river itself. In short, lively chapters Ackroyd writes about connections between the Thames and such historical figures as Julius Caesar and Henry the VIII, and offers memorable portraits of the ordinary men and women who depend upon the river for their livelihoods. He visits all the towns and villages along the river from Oxfordshire to London and describes the magnificent royal residences, as well as the bridges and docks, locks and weirs, found along its 215-mile run. The Thames as a source of artistic inspiration comes brilliantly to life as Ackroyd invokes Chaucer, Shakespeare, Turner, Shelley, and other writers, poets, and painters who have been enchanted by its many moods and colors. In his signature entertaining and informative manner, Ackroyd allows the reader to dip into chapters in his own spirit, or to follow the Thames from source to sea. Illustrated with maps and photographs, THAMES is a vivid, highly original mosaic of life by and on the water. In this perfect companion to London:
|The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Art and Artists Thames&Hudson |
This revised and updated edition contains more than 2500 entries, over 200 entries having been added to those in the previous edition.