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Transit Maps of the World

Transit Maps of the World Author Mark Ovenden
ISBN-10 014198144X
Release 2015-11-05
Pages 176
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Transit Maps of the World is the first, comprehensive collection of every rapid-transit system on earth. Using glorious, colourful graphics, Mark Ovenden traces the history of urban transport systems, including rare and historic maps, diagrams, and photographs. Transit Maps could not be more relevant to our modern existence. It uncovers the way many of us are able live and work day to day. It is an inspiring compendium for graphic designers and transport enthusiasts alike.



Transit Maps of the World

Transit Maps of the World Author Mark Ovenden
ISBN-10 9780143128496
Release 2015
Pages 176
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"Expanded and updated edition of the world's first collection of every urban train map on earth"--Front cover.



Metro maps of the world

Metro maps of the world Author Mark Ovenden
ISBN-10 1854142887
Release 2005-04
Pages 144
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Metro maps of the world has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Metro maps of the world also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Metro maps of the world book for free.



Railway Maps of the World

Railway Maps of the World Author Mark Ovenden
ISBN-10 0143122401
Release 2012-10-30
Pages 144
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An intricately detailed, anecdotal collection of international railway maps and posters features a chronological timeline from the Liverpool and Manchester Railway of 1830 to the proposed 2020 high-speed networks of China and a historically vivid atlas representing more than 100 countries. By the author of Transit Maps of the World. 40,000 first printing.



Human Transit

Human Transit Author Jarrett Walker
ISBN-10 9781610911740
Release 2012-07-29
Pages 235
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Public transit is a powerful tool for addressing a huge range of urban problems, including traffic congestion and economic development as well as climate change. But while many people support transit in the abstract, it's often hard to channel that support into good transit investments. Part of the problem is that transit debates attract many kinds of experts, who often talk past each other. Ordinary people listen to a little of this and decide that transit is impossible to figure out. Jarrett Walker believes that transit can be simple, if we focus first on the underlying geometry that all transit technologies share. In Human Transit, Walker supplies the basic tools, the critical questions, and the means to make smarter decisions about designing and implementing transit services. Human Transit explains the fundamental geometry of transit that shapes successful systems; the process for fitting technology to a particular community; and the local choices that lead to transit-friendly development. Whether you are in the field or simply a concerned citizen, here is an accessible guide to achieving successful public transit that will enrich any community.



Under Ground

Under Ground Author Catherine Zerdoun
ISBN-10 1770858113
Release 2016-10-01
Pages 208
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A visual tour of an amazing world beneath our streets.



London Underground by Design

London Underground by Design Author Mark Ovenden
ISBN-10 1846144175
Release 2013-01-01
Pages 288
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A beautifully illustrated and comprehensive history of one of the world's most celebrated design achievements, and of the visionaries who brought it to life. Since its establishment 150 years ago as the world's first urban subway, the London Underground has continuously set a benchmark for design that has influenced transit systems from New York to Tokyo, Moscow to Paris and beyond. London Underground by Design is the first meticulous study of every aspect of that feat. Beginning in the pioneering Victorian age, Mark Ovenden charts the evolution of architecture, branding, typeface, map design, interior and textile styles, posters, signage and graphic design and how these came together to shape not just the Underground's identity, but the character of London itself. This is the story of celebrated designers - from Frank Pick, the guru who conceptualised the modern Tube's look under the 'design fit for purpose' mantra, to Harry Beck, Tube diagram creator, and from Marion Dorn, one of the twentieth century's leading textile designers, to Edward Johnston, creator of the distinctive font that bears his name, as well as Leslie Green, designer of central London's distinctive ruby-red tiled stations, and the Design Research Unit's head, Misha Black, who in the 1960s rebranded British Railways and created the Victoria line's distinctive style, and Sir Norman Foster, architect of Canary Wharf station. Rich with hundreds of illustrations, some never before seen, London Underground by Design shows that design is not just about aesthetic pleasure, but is crucial to how we get around.



Subways of the World

Subways of the World Author Stan Fischler
ISBN-10 0760307520
Release 2000
Pages 96
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Featuring informative sidebars and 90 photos, this colorful look at today's subways examines the five premier systems in the world: New York, Paris, Washington, D.C., Moscow, and London.



Great City Maps

Great City Maps Author DK
ISBN-10 9781465459060
Release 2016-09-06
Pages 256
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A beautifully illustrated history of the world's most celebrated historical city maps, from the hubs of ancient civilization to sprawling modern mega-cities, created in association with the Smithsonian Institution. Great City Maps explores and explains 30 of the world's greatest historical city maps, providing a captivating overview of cartography through the ages. The book's unrivaled reproduction of these fascinating and intricate documents provides graphic close-ups and reveals more than just pure geography-it offers insight into the cultures and beliefs of the great civilizations that gave rise to them. From classical cities like Rome and Jerusalem to modern hubs like New York and Tokyo, the stories behind each map are revealed: why it was created, who it was intended for, and how it was achieved. Profiles of key cartographers, planners, and artists give even further insight into the history of each urban masterpiece.



Great Railway Maps of the World

Great Railway Maps of the World Author Mark Ovenden
ISBN-10 0241954088
Release 2015-01-29
Pages 144
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A beautifully illustrated and comprehensive history of the world's greatest railway maps, and the railways behind them. 'The romance of the overground railway pours from the edges of many of the images in Great Railway Maps . . . a heady mixture of design, history, geography and - more often than not - usefulness.' Will Dean, Independent 'This is one for the true drooler, page after page of track splendour from Algeria to Japan. In the UK, the 19th-century railway spreads through the country like shattering glass, but other maps are more leisurely and scenic . . . the reader may imagine themselves at every stop.' Simon Garfield, Guardian 'I hugely enjoyed poring over Mark Ovenden's Great Railway Maps of the World, beautifully produced and illustrated.' Richard J. Evans, New Statesman Books of the Year 'If you love railways or know someone who does . . . this is the book for you.' Robert Elms, BBC London



Atlas of Cities

Atlas of Cities Author Paul Knox
ISBN-10 9780691157818
Release 2014-08-24
Pages 256
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Examines different cities from all over the world and looks at their physical, economic, social, and political structure, as well as their relationships to each other and where future urbanization might be headed.



The Island At The Center Of The World

The Island At The Center Of The World Author Russell Shorto
ISBN-10 9781400078677
Release 2005
Pages 384
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A history of the Dutch role in the establishment of Manhattan discusses the rivalry between England and the Dutch Republic, focusing on the power struggle between Holland governor Peter Stuyvesant and politician Adriaen van der Donck that shaped New York's culture and social freedoms. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.



London

London Author James Cheshire
ISBN-10 0141978791
Release 2016-10-27
Pages 240
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The British Cartographic Society WINNER The BCS Award 2015 WINNER The Stanfords Award for Printed Mapping 2015 WINNER John C Bartholomew Award for Thematic Mapping 2015 In London: The Information Capital, geographer James Cheshire and designer Oliver Uberti join forces to bring you a series of new maps and graphics charting life in London like never before When do police helicopters catch criminals? Which borough of London is the happiest? Is 'czesc' becoming a more common greeting than 'salaam'? James Cheshire and Oliver Uberti could tell you, but they'd rather show you. By combining millions of data points with stunning design, they investigate how flights stack over Heathrow, who lives longest, and where Londoners love to tweet. The result? One hundred portraits of an old city in a very new way. Dr James Cheshire is a geographer with a passion for London and its data. His award-winning maps draw from his research as a lecturer at University College London and have appeared in the Guardian and the Financial Times, as well as on his popular blog, mappinglondon.co.uk. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. Oliver Uberti is a visual journalist, designer, and the recipient of many awards for his information graphics and art direction. From 2003 to 2012, he worked in the design department of National Geographic, most recently as Senior Design Editor. He has a design studio in Ann Arbor, Michigan.



Triumph of the City

Triumph of the City Author Edward Glaeser
ISBN-10 1101475676
Release 2011-02-10
Pages 352
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A pioneering urban economist presents a myth-shattering look at the majesty and greatness of cities America is an urban nation, yet cities get a bad rap: they're dirty, poor, unhealthy, environmentally unfriendly . . . or are they? In this revelatory book, Edward Glaeser, a leading urban economist, declares that cities are actually the healthiest, greenest, and richest (in both cultural and economic terms) places to live. He travels through history and around the globe to reveal the hidden workings of cities and how they bring out the best in humankind. Using intrepid reportage, keen analysis, and cogent argument, Glaeser makes an urgent, eloquent case for the city's importance and splendor, offering inspiring proof that the city is humanity's greatest creation and our best hope for the future. "A masterpiece." -Steven D. Levitt, coauthor of Freakonomics "Bursting with insights." -The New York Times Book Review



Straphanger

Straphanger Author Taras Grescoe
ISBN-10 9780805095586
Release 2012-04-24
Pages 336
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Taras Grescoe rides the rails all over the world and makes an elegant and impassioned case for the imminent end of car culture and the coming transportation revolution "I am proud to call myself a straphanger," writes Taras Grescoe. The perception of public transportation in America is often unflattering—a squalid last resort for those with one too many drunk-driving charges, too poor to afford insurance, or too decrepit to get behind the wheel of a car. Indeed, a century of auto-centric culture and city planning has left most of the country with public transportation that is underfunded, ill maintained, and ill conceived. But as the demand for petroleum is fast outpacing the world's supply, a revolution in transportation is under way. Grescoe explores the ascendance of the straphangers—the growing number of people who rely on public transportation to go about the business of their daily lives. On a journey that takes him around the world—from New York to Moscow, Paris, Copenhagen, Tokyo, Bogotá, Phoenix, Portland, Vancouver, and Philadelphia—Grescoe profiles public transportation here and abroad, highlighting the people and ideas that may help undo the damage that car-centric planning has done to our cities and create convenient, affordable, and sustainable urban transportation—and better city living—for all.



Skylines

Skylines Author Yolanda Zappaterra
ISBN-10 1781314519
Release 2015-10-15
Pages 224
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Big city life unites the planet. Every habitable continent has metropolitan hot spots that are a hive of activity, a hub of culture - or, to countless millions, the place they call home. Some thrive on a symphony of car horns while for others there's the rhythmic echo of trains or even ships. The air may hang heavy with spices or fragrant flowers, among buildings that are rarefied or regenerated. There's no universal formula that makes a city illustrious. But the spectacle of a horizon brimming with prominent buildings great and small evokes an anticipatory thrill about what lies at its core. And a skyline is that city's iconic signature writ large on a blank canvas, with no two appearing the same. A skyline is a window-shoppers guide to what lays in store. It is a visual code that bridges the language gap and shows you at a glance what has made a city great. From the dizzy heights of the Dubai horizon to the ancient silhouette of Rome, Skylines features fifty of the most iconic, vibrant and often magnificent places from across the globe. This is your key to exploring the world through the architectural triumphs that make our cities famous. Beautiful and atmospheric illustrations accompany an introduction to these iconic vistas, summing up their spirit, history and location. Short histories of each place reveal threads that illuminate often well-trodden streets. This compilation is defined by the one-of-a-kind buildings - including fortresses, palaces, sacred sites, monuments, skyscrapers and cultural hotspots - that makes each one unique. See how well you really know these cities as they are depicted through the silhouettes of their most noteworthy buildings.



Paris Underground

Paris Underground Author Mark Ovenden
ISBN-10 0143116398
Release 2009
Pages 176
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More than one thousand maps, diagrams, and photographs offer a graphic history of the Paris subway system.