Bizarre London: Discover the Capital's Secrets & Surprises [EPUB]
19 June 2017, 07:28
2014 | EPUB | 0.88MB
A fascinating tour of London's strangest and most intriguing locations. Ranging from architectural evidence of past incidents and stories of life beneath the city, to anecdotes of magic, mystery, and murder, this is a perfect companion for anyone curious about London.
It includes: A Museum of Magical Curiosities; The City's Lost Tunnels and Citadels; The Ghost of a She-Wolf; The Bawdy House Riots; The Story of “Jack the Stripper”; The Atmospheric Railway; The Thames Ringway Bicycle Race; A Banker Hanged at Newgate; The Crossdressing Highwayman; Bluebottles, Rozzers and Woodentops; The Hidden Statue of a Beaver; The “Belgravia of Death”; Whitehall’s Licensed Brothel; Pin-Makers, Mole-Takers and Rat Catchers; Drinking in “The Bucket of Blood”; London's Most Haunted House.
Tunnels, Towers & Temples: London's 100 Strangest Places [EPUB]
19 June 2017, 07:26
2007 | EPUB | 19.52MB
Filled with fascinating factoids, this distinctive reference uncovers the hidden stories, curious histories, and comic coincidences behinds dozens of locations around the city of London. The sites addressed include the extensive networks of tunnels running beneath high street pavements; secret transport and signalling networks criss-crossing the metropolis; a street where you can legally drive on the right; and a future Russian Tsar working incognito in an English naval dockyard. This is the perfect reference for getting off the beaten path and finding the hidden city beneath the skin of modern London.
Wild, Beautiful Places: Picture-Perfect Journeys Around the Globe [EPUB]
10 February 2017, 14:29
2016 | EPUB | 450.01MB
Experience the world’s most wild, remote, beautiful places with shots by National Geographic photographers and vintage photos pulled from the National Geographic archives. Highlighting 50 of Earth’s most pristine, scenic locales, this beautiful book is illustrated with stunning images, coupled with accessible, engaging descriptions and practical travel information.
The book covers everything from otherworldly, secluded valleys to far-flung, soaring mountain ranges. National Geographic photographers share some of their favorite shots from around the world and explain how they got them, and historical photos culled from National Geographic’s hallowed image archive highlight old Society explorations in rugged, distant locations, and give a glimpse into the bygone days of these exotic places.