London Thames Path: A Guide To The Thames Path From Putney Bridge To The Barrier by David FathersLondon Thames Path: A Guide To The Thames Path From Putney Bridge To The Barrier by David Fathers

London Thames Path: A Guide To The Thames Path From Putney Bridge To The Barrier

byDavid Fathers

Paperback | July 1, 2015

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David Fathers presents a unique and richly illustrated guide to the London section of the Thames Path, which runs along both banks of the river from Putney Bridge to the Thames Barrier. Together, the two paths make up a panoramic 40-mile walk through 2000 years of London's history.

-From the old docks and wharves that primed the Industrial Revolution, through the heart of British Government, Monarchy and Church to the City of London that took its very existence from the river.

-From the site of the Putney Debates at St Mary's Church to Wren's mighty baroque cathedral of St Paul's.

-From the great Victorian engineering works of Sir Joseph Bazalgette and his attempts to clean up a polluted London and the river to the Thames Barrier seeking to protect huge parts of London from rising sea levels.

-From London Bridge, site of the oldest crossing point, to the Millennium Bridge, the Thames' newest crossing.

This book explains the panorama we see today, what came before and how the changes came about. Each double page shows the distance covered so you can plan your own tour of the river.

David Fathers originally trained as a graphic designer and now runs an internet company. However he has always had a passion for drawing, painting and maps. Nearly ten years ago he was commissioned by the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew and Wakehurst Place to create their first digital visitors guides. These are still in use today.
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Title:London Thames Path: A Guide To The Thames Path From Putney Bridge To The BarrierFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:128 pages, 5.75 × 7 × 0.5 inShipping dimensions:5.75 × 7 × 0.5 inPublished:July 1, 2015Publisher:Frances Lincoln AdultLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0711235538

ISBN - 13:9780711235533

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'David Fathers has a beautiful way with words and pictures.'