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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.



Commanding Excellence

Commanding Excellence Author Gary Morton
ISBN-10 9781626344495
Release 2017-09-05
Pages 272
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Truly engaging people is not about commanding them to do something; it is about getting them to command themselves to do it. West Point distinguished graduate Gary Morton knows how to deliver exceptional results while doing just that. As a platoon leader and tank commander in Army Task Force 4-68 and, later, as a young vice president at medical device manufacturer Stryker, Morton learned under two legendary leaders who, despite different styles, followed nearly the same steps to achieve results most considered unattainable. In only a year, Task Force 4-68’s commander, Lt. Colonel Alfred L. Dibella, turned one of the Army’s poorest performing units into the most lethal, combat-ready task force in the US Army. In simulated-combat missions at the grueling National Training Center, Dibella’s task force defeated the constantly triumphant OPFOR in every battle. This feat has never been repeated. Generals and commanders at every level sought to understand how this unit did the impossible. When John W. Brown became CEO of Stryker, it was a boutique medical device firm with a few innovative products and $17 million in sales. Under Brown’s extraordinary leadership it evolved into a $4 billion market leader feared by competitors and highly regarded by healthcare professionals. Stryker accomplished this remarkable run by securing 20-percent earnings growth every quarter, every year—for twenty-eight years. Again, this is a feat experts believed unachievable. ​By explaining the ingredients of these two leaders' secret sauce, Morton lays the foundation for current and future leaders to ensure their own teams excellence.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



The New Urban Crisis

The New Urban Crisis Author Richard Florida
ISBN-10 9780465097784
Release 2017-04-11
Pages 336
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In recent years, the young, educated, and affluent have surged back into cities, reversing decades of suburban flight and urban decline. And yet all is not well, Richard Florida argues in The New Urban Crisis. Florida, one of the first scholars to anticipate this back-to-the-city movement in his groundbreaking The Rise of the Creative Class, demonstrates how the same forces that power the growth of the world's superstar cities also generate their vexing challenges: gentrification, unaffordability, segregation, and inequality. Meanwhile, many more cities still stagnate, and middle-class neighborhoods everywhere are disappearing. Our winner-take-all cities are just one manifestation of a profound crisis in today's urbanized knowledge economy. A bracingly original work of research and analysis, The New Urban Crisis offers a compelling diagnosis of our economic ills and a bold prescription for more inclusive cities capable of ensuring growth and prosperity for all.



The European Convention on Human Rights

The European Convention on Human Rights Author William A. Schabas
ISBN-10 9780191066764
Release 2015-09-24
Pages 1414
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The European Convention on Human Rights: A Commentary is the first complete article-by-article commentary on the ECHR and its Protocols in English. This book provides an entry point for every part of the Convention: the substance of the rights, the workings of the Court, and the enforcement of its judgments. A separate chapter is devoted to each distinct provision or article of the Convention as well as to Protocols 1, 4, 6, 7, 12, 13, and 16, which have not been incorporated in the Convention itself and remain applicable to present law. Each chapter contains: a short introduction placing the provision within the context of international human rights law more generally; a review of the drafting history or preparatory work of the provision; a discussion of the interpretation of the text and the legal issues, with references to the case law of the European Court of Human Rights and the European Commission on Human Rights; and a selective bibliography on the provision. Through a thorough review of the ECHR this commentary is both exhaustive and concise. It is an accessible resource that is ideal for lawyers, students, journalists, and others with an interest in the world's most successful human rights regime.



Prints Charming by Madcap Cottage

Prints Charming by Madcap Cottage Author John Loecke
ISBN-10 9781683351498
Release 2017-10-17
Pages 256
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Layers of pattern bring serious style to any interior—and the pages of every shelter magazine currently feature this well-loved look. This bright, lively interior design book is like no other: it shows readers how to choose and use pattern (whether on upholstered furniture, walls, and floors, or in curtains, rugs, and accessories) to create gorgeous room designs. It also teaches readers how to layer pattern for fresh, exciting, personalized spaces. The book is delightfully illustrated with inspiring images of design elements and finished rooms—and each chapter is packed with lively DIY projects, plus Dos and Don’ts, Try This, and more.



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



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.



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.