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Lost Underground Stations

Author : John Glover
ISBN : 1908347171
Genre : Subway stations
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Do Not Alight Here

Author : Ben Pedroche
ISBN : 1854143522
Genre : Subway stations
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Guides the reader through London's many remaining disused Underground and main line railway structures. This book includes abandoned tunnels, derelict stations, old trackbeds and more that can be viewed in a series of 12 guided walks and short tube and train journeys, devised and investigated by the author.

London S Lost Power Stations And Gasworks

Author : Ben Pedroche
ISBN : 9780752497204
Genre : History
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Many of London’s original power stations have either been demolished, converted for other use, or stand derelict awaiting redevelopment that is seemingly always just out of reach. However, in their prime these mighty ‘cathedrals of power’ played a vital role in London’s journey towards becoming the world’s most important city. Gasworks also played a key role, built in the Victorian era to manufacture gas for industry and the people, before later falling out of favour once natural gas was discovered in the North Sea. London’s Lost Power Stations and Gasworks looks at the history of these great places. Famous sites that are still standing today, such as those at Battersea and Bankside (now the Tate Modern gallery), are covered in detail, but so are the previously untold stories of long-demolished and forgotten sites. Appealing to anyone with even the slightest interest in London, derelict buildings or urban exploring, this book uses London’s power supply as the starting point for a fascinating hidden history of Britain’s capital, and of the more general development of cities from the era of industrialisation to the present day.

A Little Boy Lost

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ISBN : 9781447660590
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Working The London Underground

Author : Ben Pedroche
ISBN : 0752494538
Genre : History
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Used extensively and somewhat taken for granted by millions of commuters and tourists every day, the London Underground has long been a part of London's national heritage and way of life. It was the first underground railway in the world, and is now central to lives of millions of Londoners. Here Ben Pedroche explores the realities of building the railway from the beginning, 150 years ago, exploring this dangerous, back-breaking job and how it culminated in the rail system we see today. He works his way through the construction and working history of this iconic system, until reaching modern day, including stories from London Underground workers and their real-life experiences. Backed up with sixty stunning archive and modern photographs, this is a book that anyone interested in the London Underground or London history cannot do without.

Lost Cincinnati

Author : Jeff Suess
ISBN : 9781626195752
Genre : Architecture
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Portions of the text appeared previously in the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Underground London

Author : Stephen Smith
ISBN : 9780748123940
Genre : Travel
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What is visible to the naked eye has been exhaustively raked over; in UNDERGROUND LONDON, acclaimed travel writer Stephen Smith provides an alternative guide and history of the capital. It's a journey through the passages and tunnels of the city, the bunkers and tunnels, crypts and shadows. As well as being a contemporary tour of underground London, it's also an exploration through time: Queen Boudicca lies beneath Platform 10 at King's Cross (legend has it); Dick Turpin fled the Bow Street Runners along secret passages leading from the cellar of the Spaniards pub in North London; the remains of a pre-Christian Mithraic temple have been found near the Bank of England; on the platforms of the now defunct King William Street Underground, posters still warn that 'Careless talk costs lives'. Stephen Smith uncovers the secrets of the city by walking through sewers, tunnels under such places as Hampton Court, ghost tube stations, and long lost rivers such as the Fleet and the Tyburn. This is 'alternative' history at its best.

London S Lost Tube Schemes

Author : Antony Badsey-Ellis
ISBN : CHI:81059694
Genre : London (England)
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In the early days of tube railways in London there was little short of a mad scramble to get new tubes authorised for construction. Private and institutional finance was tempted by the promise of moneymaking schemes. Few in the event made very much and some were just plain scams. This book reveals over forty unfulfilled tubes that were presented to Parliament between 1880 and the start of the First World War, as well as many proposed variations to the tubes that were constructed.

The London Underground Activity Book

Author : Samantha Meredith
ISBN : 1407136135
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Celebrating 150 years of brilliant Underground history \- this book is packed with puzzles, quizzes and games \- with cool things to make and amazing facts and stories about London's iconic Tube system. Full of extraordinary tales of sheltering during the Blitz, fascinating 'lost' Underground stations, mysterious hauntings, and much more.

The London Underground And The Public Private Partnership Agreements

Author : Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Transport Committee
ISBN : 0215038312
Genre : Business & Economics
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This report from the Transport Committee, examines London Underground and the Public-Private Partnership Agreements. The Government originally announced proposals for modernising the London Underground network system via Public-Private Partnership (PPP) agreements in 1998. Three contracts were drawn up with: (i) Tube Lines for the maintenance and renewal of the Jubilee, Piccadilly and Northern Lines; (ii) with Metronet Rail BVC for the maintenance and renewal of the Bakerloo, Central, Victoria & Waterloo & City Lines; (iii) with Metronet Rail SSL, responsible for the maintenance and renewal of the "sub-surface lines": the Circle, District, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan & East London Lines. These PPP Agreements, 30 years in duration, were arrangements to maintain, renew and upgrade parts of London Underground by private sector infrastructure companies (Infracos), whilst London Underground is responsible for services to customers. The PPP Agreements also set out a performance-related incentive and penalty scheme to remunerate the Infracos for the improvements they make to the network. In May 2007, Metronet admitted an overspend of £1 billion and was refused access to loan facilities by the banks. It then made a reference to the PPP Arbiter, which in turn triggered an Extraordinary Review (which occurs when extra costs are incurred above the level allowed for the bid). Metronet put in a bid for £551m but the PPP Arbiter provisionally concluded that a sum of £121m was appropriate. Metronet subsequently went into administration on 18 July 2007. The report sets out a number of conclusions and recommendations, including: contracts that were supposed to deliver 35 station upgrades, in fact delivered only 14, 40% of the requirement; stations that were supposed to cost Metronet SSL £2m, cost £7.5m, with only 65% of schedule track renewal accomplished; the Committee criticises the consequences of the imposition of PPP on Transport for London, as a "lamentable state of affairs", with the future of most of London Underground's upgrade and maintenance work in doubt; the Committee states, that the Government should remember the failure of Metronet before it considers entering similar arrangements; that the Government should publish a candid analysis of the events preceding Metronet's collapse and its consequences; the Committee believe that the PPP model was flawed and probably inferior to traditional public-sector management; that the Government needs to prioritise transparency and clarity to taxpayers and ensure that any future contracts result in clear accountability.

London Underground At War

Author : Nick Cooper
ISBN : 9781445622170
Genre : Transportation
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The first in a three part series of books on London transport during the Second World War - The Underground, Railways and Buses. Nick Cooper explores the impact of the war upon the running of the Underground and the role it played in so many people's lives.

Professional Augmented Reality Browsers For Smartphones

Author : Lester Madden
ISBN : 1119992869
Genre : Computers
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Create amazing mobile augmented reality apps with junaio, Layar, and Wikitude! Professional Augmented Reality Browsers for Smartphones guides you through creating your own augmented reality apps for the iPhone, Android, Symbian, and bada platforms, featuring fully workable and downloadable source code. You will learn important techniques through hands-on applications, and you will build on those skills as the book progresses. Professional Augmented Reality Browsers for Smartphones: Describes how to use the latitude/longitude coordinate system to build location-aware solutions and tells where to get POIs for your own augmented reality applications Details the leading augmented reality platforms and highlights the best applications Covers development for the leading augmented reality browser platforms: Wikitude, Layar, and junaio Shows how to build cross-platform location-aware content (Android, iPhone, Symbian, and bada) to display POIs directly in camera view Includes tutorials for building 2D and 3D content, storing content in databases, and triggering actions when users reach specific locations wrox.com Programmer Forums Join our Programmer to Programmer forums to ask and answer programming questions about this book, join discussions on the hottest topics in the industry, and connect with fellow programmers from around the world. Code Downloads Take advantage of free code samples from this book, as well as code samples from hundreds of other books, all ready to use. Read More Find articles, ebooks, sample chapters, and tables of contents for hundreds of books, and more reference resources on programming topics that matter to you. Wrox Professional guides are planned and written by working programmers to meet the real-world needs of programmers, developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, they address the issues technology professionals face every day. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.

Abandoned London

Author : Katie Wignall
ISBN : 1838860207
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Despite London's gleaming surface, the city has another side, one of secrets, dilapidation, and mystery. Wander through disused Underground stations; ornate Victorian sewers and waterworks; crumbling but beautiful Art Deco cinemas and empty swimming pools; bombed-out churches and eerie docklands; and ruined mansions and overgrown cemeteries, all haunting relics from a time gone by. Arranged thematically from transport and industry to residential and recreational, these entries cover both the modern city and the historical metropolis.

England 91 On 50 A Day

Author : Darwin Porter
ISBN : 0133267784
Genre : Travel
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Frommer's takes economy first class with the famous "Dollar-A-Day" guides that opened up the world to millions of budget-minded travelers, offering directions to reliable accommodations and three daily meals that add up to a specific sum each day.

Underground The Way To The Future

Author : Georg Anagnostou
ISBN : 9781315887272
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Underground the way to the future was the motto of the World Tunnel Congress 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland. The use of underground space has gained importance during the last years due to the tremendous global urbanization, the high demand on transportation capacities and energy production. All this result in a wider range of use of underground spa

The Lost Boyz

Author : Justin Rollins
ISBN : 9781904380672
Genre : Social Science
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At age 14, author Justin Rollins went from being a bullied child to the leader of The Warriorz, a group of London street kids involved in graffiti tagging and other crimes, including a series of violent encounters. Eventually given a substantial custodial sentence for an attack with a meat cleaver in the London Underground, Rollins became determined to steer other young people away from such a life. The Lost Boyz tells the story of Rollins' descent into a form of madness, in which self-destruction, anger, wanton behavior, and fear reside at the core. Never has a book taken the reader so far inside the minds of troubled youths who gradually realize that there is no easy escape from their chaotic lifestyle. Their need - to gain respect from and stay credible with each other - stems from offending, alienation, living on the margins of society, and crazy behavior, all of which serve as barriers to rejoining the normal world and going straight. The book contains countless lessons for young people who might be attracted to crime. It will also interest students and researchers of youth offending, gang culture, criminology, mental health issues, or modern social history where graffiti became a telling symbol of disaffected youth.

The Tube Riders Underground A Bestselling Young Adult Dystopian Thriller

Author : Chris Ward
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The bestselling young adult dystopian thriller series set in a near future London: The Tube Riders: Underground Marta Banks is a girl with an identity. She is a Tube Rider, a girl who risks death every day in the abandoned underground stations of London. It doesn’t matter that her parents are dead. It doesn’t matter that her beloved brother has disappeared. It doesn’t matter that in the dystopian chaos of London in 2075, in the shadow of the towering perimeter walls, she has no future. She has her friends. Together, the Tube Riders are a family, united against the brutality of their lives, but when they discover a dark government secret that could bring war to Britain and end decades of oppression, everything they hold dear is threatened. Now they are running for their lives, hunted by genetically engineered killing machines that will stop at nothing to catch them. The Huntsmen are coming…. THE TUBE RIDERS: UNDERGROUND: the acclaimed dystopian thriller set in a near-future dystopian London.

London Beneath The Pavement

Author : Michael Harrison
ISBN : MINN:31951001114758D
Genre : London
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London 1991

Author : Porter
ISBN : 0133267520
Genre : Travel
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Frommer S England 94

Author : Darwin Porter
ISBN : 0671848984
Genre : England
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Frommer's covers all the sights in England that draw millions of tourists each year--in London, Oxford, Stratford, and the countryside. Includes recommendations for hotels, B&Bs, and historic pubs with detailed, up-to-date descriptions. Prices given in British pounds and US currency. Maps.

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