|Publisher:||The Quarto Group|
|No. of Pages:||400|
About The Book
History is everywhere, and is never as complete as when it can be accessed ona part of history itself. The locomotive is one of the great steps in progress ofcivilisation that undoubtably connects us to land and history that was shaped by themachine itself. Although a basic form of railway, or rutway, did exist in Ancient Greekand Roman times - notably the ship trackway between Diolkos and the Isthmus ofCorinth around 600 BC - it would take several thousand years before the firstfare-paying passenger service was launched in the early nineteenth century. Sometwo hundred years on, it is possible to travel by train to some of the world's mostremote and remarkable destinations, and track the many wonderful legacies of theEarth's extensive history - man-made and otherwise.
From prehistoric rock formations to skyscraper cities, slow steam engines tohigh-speed bullet trains, let A History of the World in 500 Railway Journeys be yourguide. Through its beautifully illustrated pages, and 500 awe-inspiring railwayjourneys, you can chart your own transcontinental itinerary through time. Chugthrough canyons, steam past ancient monuments, speed through cities, luxuriate inthe railcars of presidents and queens, or make express connections between keyhistorical moments or epic eras, A History of the World in 500 Railway Journeys has itall. A must-read for travellers, railfans and history buffs alike, offering inspiration andinformation in equal measure.
About The Author
Sarah Baxter is a respected British author and journalist with extensive mediacontacts. She was Associate Editor of Wanderlust magazine, the bible forindependent-minded travellers, for more than ten years and has written extensivelyon walking and travel for a diverse range of other publications, including theGuardian, the Telegraph, and the Independent. Sarah has also contributed to morethan a dozen Lonely Planet guidebooks.
|Title:||A History of the World in 500 Railway Journeys||Publisher:||The Quarto Group|
|No. of Pages:||400|