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Mapping the Roads

TIN news: 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.

Product details Format Hardback | 256 pages
Dimensions 226 x 284 x 24mm | 1,319.98g
Publication date 01 Dec 2013
Imprint Automobile Association
Publication City/Country Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Language English
Edition statement Reprint
Illustrations note 200 maps and photographs
ISBN10 0749574356
ISBN13 9780749574352
Bestsellers rank 306,848

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