London Docks In The 1960s

Author: Mark Lee Inman
Editor: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445665859
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A nostalgic look back at the docks of London the 1960s.

London S Docklands Through Time

Author: Michael Foley
Editor: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445640821
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London's Docklands have a rich and varied history. Dating from the Middle Ages, they developed into one of the biggest docks in the world. The riches of Britain s Empire found its way into the country through the River Thames and into London. Unfortunately, the people who worked and lived in London s Docklands rarely shared in the riches arriving from around the world. The area around the docks was one of the poorest in the country, with men working on a casual basis and often fighting other men for the few jobs available in the docks. As well as the docks, the area along the Thames was also a major shipbuilding site until the early twentieth century where many of the early warships were built.

The English Coast

Author: Peter Murphy
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441145141
Size: 10,91 MB
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This book examines the interaction between people and the coast of England. It spans from 700,000 years ago, and the earliest evidence of humans in this remote corner of north-west Europe, to the end of the 20th century. The coastline has witnessed interesting and significant events throughout history and looks set to do so in the future. Often it is the first place where changes can be seen, for example the effects of climate change. It is also where evidence for human adaptation to environmental changes can most readily be seen. The coast has, of course, also been a cultural contact zone for millennia in terms of trade, industry, immigration and conflict. We are certainly at a time of great environmental and economic transition, so it is apt to now take a long view and place current events in context. Some changes happening today may seem unprecedented but in fact are not, while others are entirely new. One thing we can be sure of is that the coast and sea will become increasingly important to us, both as an economic benefit and as a threat.

London S Turning

Author: Philip Cohen
Editor: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754670636
Size: 10,11 MB
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Providing a comprehensive overview and critique of the Thames Gateway plan, this volume examines the impact of urban planning and demographic change on East London's material and social environment. It also examines the immediate and longer term prospects for the Thames Gateway project both in relation to the 'Olympics effect' and the growth of new forms of regionalism.

City Capital And Water

Author: Patrick Malone
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135091471
Size: 11,63 MB
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The urban waterfront is widely regarded as a frontier of contemporary urban development, attracting both investment and publicity. City, Capital and Water provides a detailed account of the redevelopment of urban waterfronts in nine cities around the world: London, Tokyo, Kobe, Osaka, Hong Kong, Sydney, Toronto, Dublin and Amsterdam. The case studies cover different frameworks for development in terms of the role of planning, approaches to financing, partnership agreements, state sponsorship and development profits. The analysis also demonstrates the effects of economic globalization, deregulation, the marginalization of planning and the manipulation of development processes by property and political interests.

London Level 2 Elementary

Author: Jane Rollason
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107615216
Size: 10,68 MB
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This award-winning graded readers series is full of original fiction, adapted fiction and factbooks especially written for teenagers. London is a special city with a fascinating past and an exciting present. Read about Shakespeare and shopping, the River Thames and red buses, the Great Fire of 1666 and the Olympics of 2012, haunted Tube stations and bloody murders. Meet Londoners past and present and find out how London started and what drives this amazing city today. This paperback is in British English. Download the complete audio recording of this title and additional classroom resources at Cambridge Experience Readers get teenagers hooked on reading.

Swansea Docks In The 1960s

Author: Mark Lee Inman
ISBN: 9781445665924
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A nostalgic look back at Swansea's docks in the 1960s.

Placing The Social Economy

Author: Ash Amin
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134508514
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In recent years there has been a great deal of discussion about the social economy and the term 'the third way' has attained a level of household recognition, especially in America and Britain. Academics and commentators have debated the usefulness of the social economy as a restraint on capitalist excesses with some arguing that the 'third way' is

East London Railways From Docklands To Crossrail

Author: Malcolm Batten
ISBN: 9781445680712
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Malcolm Batten examines the way in which the railways of East London have changed and developed over the years, bringing the story right up to date with the introduction of Crossrail.

The Thames

Author: Mick Sinclair
Editor: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1908493186
Size: 20,87 MB
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It may not be the longest, deepest or widest river in the world but few bodies of water reveal as much about a nation’s past and present, or as suggestive of its future, as England’s River Thames. Tales of legendary lock-keepers and long-vanished weirs evoke the distant past of a river which evolved into a prime commercial artery linking the heart of England with the ports of Europe. In Victorian times, the Thames hosted regattas galore, its new bridges and tunnels were celebrated as marvels of their time, and London’s river was transformed from sewer to centrepiece of the British Empire. Talk of the Thames Gateway and the effectiveness of the Thames Barrier keeps the river in the news today, while the lengthening Thames Path makes the waterway more accessible than ever before. 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 Sandford Lasher, and George Orwell’s tranquil grave.