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Underground Cities: Mapping the tunnels, transits and networks underneath our feet (Hardcover)

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With over 60 per cent of the world’s population living in cities, the networks beneath our feet – which keep the cities above moving – are more important than ever before. Yet we never truly see how these amazing feats of engineering work.
 
Just how deep do the tunnels go? Where do the sewers, bunkers and postal trains run? And, how many tunnels are there under our streets? Each featured city presents a ‘skyline of the underground’  through specially commissioned cut-away illustrations and unique cartography. 

Drawing on geography, cartography and historical oddities, Mark Ovenden explores what our cities look like from the bottom up.
 

About the Author


Mark Ovenden is a British writer and broadcaster. At the age of seven, he travelled alone ten miles on the London Underground, armed only with a map. He later gained entry to a Graphic Design course by submitting a reworking of the London tube map. His previous books are Transit Maps of the WorldGreat Railway Maps of the WorldMetro Maps of the WorldParis Metro Style and London Underground by Design. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society.


 

Praise For…


“A fascinating dive into the monuments beneath our feet” 
 —John Gapper, Financial Times
Product Details
ISBN: 9781781318935
ISBN-10: 178131893X
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
Publication Date: September 22nd, 2020
Pages: 224
Language: English