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Mapping the Roads (Hardback)
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Mapping the Roads (Hardback)

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Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 01/10/2013
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A history of mapping Britain's roads. The story of Britain's road development - graphically and beautifully illustrated on our maps - is also the story of its political, economic and social history. And the car, more than any other single factor, has shaped our landscape and changed our maps. Busy, bustling, often creaking at the seams, most of us have a love-hate relationship with our roads. Like it or not, our modern lifestyles depend on them - not only for getting there from A to B, but for the distribution of almost everything we buy. Yet once upon a time, the building of roads was seen as a glorious and heroic enterprise. Britain's motorways - 'the cathedrals of the modern world' - are the ultimate expression of our modern age. From the old ways to the motorways, Mapping the Roads, charts the ambitions and hopes of the nation through our maps.

Publisher: AA Publishing
ISBN: 9780749574352
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 1293 g
Dimensions: 280 x 220 x 23 mm

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“Mapping the Roads”

As a kid I used to copy maps out of atlases and stare at maps for ages finding weird place names just for the simple enjoyment of it. So if you're weird like me, or even if you're 'normal',... More

Hardback edition
13th October 2013
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“Mapping the Roads”

As a kindred, map addicted spirit, I love Mike Parker’s analogy that roads are to countries what arteries are to the human body: “they channel the lifeblood of a nation, moving people and goods around, shaping the... More

Hardback edition
1st October 2013
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