Liquid History

The Thames Through Time

Author: Stephen Croad

Publisher: B T Batsford Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 208

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The London Stone at Staines marks the ancient western boundary of the jurisdiction of the City of London. The Lord Mayor and Corporation's conservancy of the Thames extended east from there as far as Yantlet in Kent. This is the stretch of the river documented in 'Liquid History'. Drawing on the resources of English Heritage's unrivalled photographic archives, the book records a journey along the length of the tidal river and over almost 150 years. We see the rural Thames as it approaches London, riverside towns, the civic and commercial development of the riverbanks, the working docks and warehouses, the development of the web of bridges that now links north and south, barges, sailing ships and warships, the great flood defences and a tiny beach that flourished briefly at the Tower of London. Featuring the work of pioneers of photography and some of the great topographical photographers of the 20th century, and with a fascinating commentary by Stephen Croad, 'Liquid History' chronicles the ebb and flow of the life of the river.

Liquid History

The Thames Through Time

Author: Stephen Croad

Publisher: B. T. Batsford Limited

ISBN: 0713488344

Category: Photography

Page: 208

View: 5373

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The London Stone at Staines marks the ancient western boundary of the jurisdiction of the City of London. The Lord Mayor and Corporation’s conservancy of the Thames extended east from there as far as Yantlet in Kent. This is the stretch of the river documented in 'Liquid History'. Drawing on the resources of English Heritage’s unrivalled photographic archives, the book records a journey along the length of the tidal river and over almost 150 years. We see the rural Thames as it approaches London, riverside towns, the civic and commercial development of the riverbanks, the working docks and warehouses, the development of the web of bridges that now links north and south, barges, sailing ships and warships, the great flood defences and a tiny beach that flourished briefly at the Tower of London. Featuring the work of pioneers of photography and some of the great topographical photographers of the 20th century, and with a fascinating commentary by Stephen Croad, 'Liquid History' chronicles the ebb and flow of the life of the river.

The Thames Through Time

A Liquid History

Author: Stephen Croad

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 9781849943727

Category: Photography

Page: 208

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Drawing on the resources of English Heritage’s unrivalled photographic archives, The Thames Through Times is a photographic journey along the length of the tidal river and over almost 150 years. We see the rural Thames as it approaches London, riverside towns, the civic and commercial development of the riverbanks, the working docks and warehouses, the development of the web of bridges that now links north and south, barges, sailing ships and warships, the great flood defences and a tiny beach that flourished briefly at the Tower of London. Featuring the work of pioneers of photography and some of the great topographical photographers of the 20th century, and with a fascinating commentary by Stephen Croad, The Thames Through Time chronicles the ebb and flow of the life of the river.

From Source to Sea

Notes from a 215-Mile Walk Along the River Thames

Author: Tom Chesshyre

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD

ISBN: 1786858193

Category: Travel

Page: 320

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Over the years, authors, artists and amblers aplenty have felt the pull of the Thames, and now Tom Chesshyre is following in their footsteps. He's walking the length of the river from the Cotswolds to the North Sea—a winding journey of over 200 miles. Join him for an illuminating stroll past meadows, churches and palaces, country estates and council estates, factories and dockyards. Setting forth in the summer of Brexit, and meeting a host of interesting characters along the way, Chesshyre explores the living present and remarkable past of England's longest and most iconic river.

Thames

The Biography

Author: Peter Ackroyd

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307389847

Category: History

Page: 481

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Looks at the history of the Thames River, from prehistoric times to the present day, the towns and villages that line its banks, the men and women who have depended on it for their livelihood, and its role as a source of artistic inspiration for writers,poets, and painters.

The River

A Thames Journey

Author: Patrick Wright

Publisher: BBC Books

ISBN: 9780563384786

Category: History

Page: 224

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The Thames traverses the whole fabric of English society and landscape. In this book the author explores the many diverse aspects of the river, its architecture, art, history, literature, industry, and recreation, by talking to the many unusual characters who live and work on or near the river.

I Never Knew That About the River Thames

Author: Christopher Winn

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407080601

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 288

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Bestselling author Christopher Winn takes us on a captivating journey out of London along the banks of the River Thames to discover the secrets and stories of England's most famous waterway. Discover the Thames's literary heritage at Pangbourne, near Reading, famous as the home of The Wind in the Willows's Kenneth Grahame, then explore Mapledurham House, the inspiration for its famous Toad Hall. Explore Henley-on-Thames, where the first Oxford and Cambridge boat races were held, then marvel at Southend Pier, the longest pleasure pier in the world. As he follows the river from source to sea, visiting its towns, villages and places of interest, Winn unearths a fascinating array of facts, folklore, landmarks and legends that are guaranteed to have you exclaiming 'I Never Knew That!'. Illustrated with line drawings this charming gem of a book is guaranteed to inform and delight in equal measure.

The History of the Port of London

A Vast Emporium of All Nations

Author: Peter Stone

Publisher:

ISBN: 1473860407

Category: History

Page: 256

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The River Thames has been integral to the prosperity of London since Roman times. Explorers sailed away on voyages of discovery to distant lands. Colonies were established and a great empire grew. Funding their ships and cargoes helped make the City of London into the world's leading financial center. In the 19th century a vast network of docks was created for ever-larger ships, behind high, prison-like walls that kept them secret from all those who did not toil within. Sail made way for steam as goods were dispatched to every corner of the world. In the 19th century London was the world's greatest port city. In the Second World War the Port of London became Hitler's prime target. It paid a heavy price but soon recovered. Yet by the end of the 20th century the docks had been transformed into Docklands, a new financial center. The History of the Port of London: A Vast Emporium of Nations is the fascinating story of the rise and fall and revival of the commercial river. The only book to tell the whole story and bring it right up to date, it charts the foundation, growth and evolution of the port and explains why for centuries it has been so important to Britain's prosperity. This book will appeal to those interested in London's history, maritime and industrial heritage, the Docklands and East End of London, and the River Thames.

London

A History

Author: A.N. Wilson

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 0307426653

Category: History

Page: 240

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In its two thousand years of history, London has ruled a rainy island and a globe-spanning empire, it has endured plague and fire and bombing, it has nurtured and destroyed poets and kings, revolutionaries and financiers, geniuses and visionaries of every stripe. To distill the magic and the majesty of this infinitely enthralling city into a single brief volume would seem an impossible task–yet acclaimed biographer and novelist A. N. Wilson brilliantly accomplishes it in London: A History. Founded by the Romans, London was a flourishing provincial capital before falling into ruin with the rest of the Roman Empire. Centuries passed before the city rose to prominence once again when William the Conqueror chose to be crowned king in Westminster Abbey. In Chaucer’s day, London Bridge opened the way for expansion over the Thames. By the time Shakespeare’s plays were being mounted at the Globe, London was a dense, seething, and explosively growing metropolis–a city of brothels and taverns and delicate new palaces and pleasure gardens. With deftly sketched vignettes and memorable portraits in miniature, Wilson conjures up the essence of London through the ages–high finance and gambling during the Georgian age, John Nash’s stunning urban makeover at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, the waves of building and immigration that transformed London beyond recognition during the reign of Queen Victoria, the devastation of the two world wars, the painful and corrupt postwar rebuilding effort, and finally the glamorous, polyglot, expensive, and sometimes ridiculous London of today. Every age had its heroes and villains, from church builder Christopher Wren to jail breaker Jack Sheppard, from urbane wit Samuel Johnson to wartime prime minister Winston Churchill, and Wilson places each one in the drama of London’s history. Exuberant, opinionated, surprising, often funny, A. N. Wilson’s London is the perfect match of author and subject. In a one short irresistible volume, Wilson gives us the essence of the people, the architecture, the intrigue, the art and literature and history that make London one of the most fascinating cities in the world. From the Hardcover edition.

River Thames

From Source to Sea

Author: Steve Wallis

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 1445657988

Category: Nature

Page: 160

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The Thames is the longest river than runs entirely through England and its valley contains not only Britain’s capital but also many other large settlements. There are also a great many historic features that bear testament to the river’s historic and continuing importance for the surrounding areas, and indeed Britain and the world.

Liquid City

Author: Marc Atkins,Iain Sinclair

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781861890375

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 223

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Elizabeth A. Kaye specializes in communications as part of her coaching and consulting practice. She has edited Requirements for Certification since the 2000-01 edition.

Panorama of the Thames

A Riverside View of Georgian London

Author: John-R Inglis,John R. Inglis,Jill Sanders

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500518151

Category: London (England)

Page: 256

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This historical gift book is a reincarnation of a guide to the river Thames first published 1829 by Samuel Leigh. The original was a concertina of 45 printed and hand-coloured sheets, glued together to form a magnificent 60ft depiction of the rivers north and south banks or Middlesex and Surrey banks, as they were then from Westminster Bridge to Petersham Meadows in Richmond. Among the buildings that stood along this 30-mile stretch of river in those days were many that no longer exist including the Houses of Parliament before they burned down in 1834, or the factory owned by the father of Isambard Kingdom Brunel but others still stand today. A great deal of the original panorama shows just trees and foliage, so for this book it has been edited down to feature the most interesting sections. These are grouped into 19 villages, each with a short 200-word introduction. The buildings are captioned (in the present tense, for vivid appeal), and there is an AZ detailing landmarks and key buildings in each section.0Written in collaboration with local experts and various local history societies, these descriptions are richly informative and include information on the waterway, the landscape, and the people who lived and worked on the banks of the river at the end of the Georgian era.

The Narrow Sea

Barrier, Bridge and Gateway to the World - the History of the English Channel

Author: Peter Unwin

Publisher: Headline Book Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780747244363

Category: History

Page: 340

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The English Channel separates Britain from Europe, keeping invaders out of Britain and making the island and islanders different from the continent and their fellow Europeans. But the Channel also serves as a link between mainland and island, bearing settlers, missionaries, merchants, refugees and conquerors back and forth over the millennia. Explorers and adventurers have sailed its waters, and leaders from Julius Caesar to Napoleon and Hitler have battled for sovereignty over these narrow seas. Peter Unwin tells the story of the English Channel from the land-bridge that linked Britain to the continent nine thousand years ago to the Channel tunnel of the 21st century, charting the landscape and seascape of northern Europe's gateway to the oceans.

The River Thames Book

A Guide to the Thames from the Barrier to Cricklade with the River Wey, Basingstoke Canal and Kennet & Avon Canal to Great Bedwyn

Author: Chris Cove-Smith

Publisher: Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson

ISBN: 9781846234620

Category: Thames River (England)

Page: 235

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'The River Thames Book', now in its fifth edition, is the best-selling guide to the non-tidal Thames from Teddington to it's source in Gloucestershire. This complete guide covers the Barrier to Cricklade with the River Wey, Basingstoke Canal and the Kennet & Avon Canal to Great Bedwyn. Chris Cove-Smith's text describes the navigation with support of clear and detailed mapping. 'The River Thames Book' also lists in exhaustive detail the facilities to be found along each section of the navigation. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and is now in full colour with new colour photographs and mapping.

Waste and Want

A Social History of Trash

Author: Susan Strasser

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 1466872284

Category: History

Page: 368

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An unprecedented look at that most commonplace act of everyday life--throwing things out--and how it has transformed American society. Susan Strasser's pathbreaking histories of housework and the rise of the mass market have become classics in the literature of consumer culture. Here she turns to an essential but neglected part of that culture--the trash it produces--and finds in it an unexpected wealth of meaning. Before the twentieth century, streets and bodies stank, but trash was nearly nonexistent. With goods and money scarce, almost everything was reused. Strasser paints a vivid picture of an America where scavenger pigs roamed the streets, swill children collected kitchen garbage, and itinerant peddlers traded manufactured goods for rags and bones. Over the last hundred years, however, Americans have become hooked on convenience, disposability, fashion, and constant technological change--the rise of mass consumption has led to waste on a previously unimaginable scale. Lively and colorful, Waste and Want recaptures a hidden part of our social history, vividly illustrating that what counts as trash depends on who's counting, and that what we throw away defines us as much as what we keep.

The True History of Chocolate

Author: Sophie D. Coe,Michael D. Coe

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 050077093X

Category: Cooking

Page: 280

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“A beautifully written . . . and illustrated history of the Food of the Gods, from the Olmecs to present-day developments.”—Chocolatier This delightful tale of one of the world’s favorite foods draws on botany, archaeology, and culinary history to present a complete and accurate history of chocolate. It begins some 4,000 years ago in the jungles of Mexico and Central America with the chocolate tree, Theobroma Cacao, and the complex processes necessary to transform its bitter seeds into what is now known as chocolate. This was centuries before chocolate was consumed in generally unsweetened liquid form and used as currency by the Maya and the Aztecs after them. The Spanish conquest of Central America introduced chocolate to Europe, where it first became the drink of kings and aristocrats and then was popularized in coffeehouses. Industrialization in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries made chocolate available to all, and now, in our own time, it has become once again a luxury item. The third edition includes new photographs and revisions throughout that reflect the latest scholarship. A new final chapter on a Guatemalan chocolate producer, located within the Pacific coastal area where chocolate was first invented, brings the volume up-to-date.

In the Footsteps of King David: Revelations from an Ancient Biblical City

Author: Yosef Garfinkel,Saar Ganor,Michael G. Hasel

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 0500774285

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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The remarkable excavation of a previously unidentified city in Israel from the time of King David, shedding new light on the link between the bible and history King David is a pivotal figure in the Bible, which tells his life story in detail and gives stirring accounts of his deeds, including the slaying of the Philistine giant Goliath and the founding of his capital in Jerusalem. But no certain archaeological finds from the period of his reign or of the kingdom he ruled over have ever been uncovered—until now. In this groundbreaking account, the excavators of Khirbet Qeiyafa in the Valley of Elah, where the Bible says David fought Goliath, reveal how seven years of exhaustive investigation have uncovered a city dating to the time of David— the late eleventh and early tenth century BCE—surrounded by massive fortifications with impressive gates and a clear urban plan, as well as an abundance of finds that tell us much about the inhabitants. Discussing the link between the Bible, archaeology, and history In the Footsteps of King David explains the significance of these discoveries and how they shed new light on David’s kingdom. The topic is at the center of a controversy that has raged for decades, but these findings successfully challenge scholars disputing the historicity of the Bible and the chronology of the events recounted in it.

Batsford's London Then and Now

Author: Diane Burstein

Publisher: Anova Books

ISBN: 9781906388386

Category: History

Page: 144

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London, the capital and heart of Britain, is an exciting and constantly developing city. London Then and Now explores London's landscape, past and present, through the eye of the camera. Some 70 historic photographs of London's past are paired with specially commissioned contemporary views taken from the same vantage point. In spite of wartime damage and postwar planning, so many of the buildings that characterise London still remain. The book features the fascinating vistas of London that have changed little and some that have changed radically, from the regeneration of the south bank, the docklands in the east to the transformation of a power station into Tate Modern. Part of the bestselling 'Then and Now' series, this charming contrast of old and new photographs highlights the stunning changes – and the equally amazing similarities – of one of the most loved cities in Britain, its well-known places but also some of the hidden gems.

The River Thames from Source to Sea

Sixty Glorious Photographs, Taken in 1880, of a Journey Down the River Thames from Its Source to the Sea, Taken from a Set of Glass, Magic Lantern Pro

Author: Andrew Gill

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781499507997

Category: History

Page: 64

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The magic lantern was the Victorian predecessor of the pre-digital slide projector. In the mid to late 19th century, millions of glass slides were produced to entertain and educate a public eager to see projected pictures, long before cinema was invented. In 1880, a set of sixty, pin-sharp, high resolution (in today's terminology) photographic slides was published to illustrate a journey down the River Thames from its source to the sea, from Gloucestershire to Southend. This book reproduces those lantern slides. As we travel downstream, we pass watermills, inns, historic buildings, hand-worked ferries, locks, paddle steamers, the university boat race, a traffic-clogged London Bridge, naval training ships, busy seaside scenes and, of course, idyllic English countryside. When the slides were published, they were accompanied by a printed booklet with a slide-by-slide script, so that the lecturer could provide historical background to the photographs on the screen. At the time, people in the audience would have been aware of the importance of London and the River Thames but most would never have the opportunity to visit them. These photographs were fascinating then but now form a unique, historical record of Britain's most important river. With the accompanying script, they enable us to experience the places visited through the eyes of our Victorian ancestors.