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London Under

London Under


作者  /  Peter Ackroyd

出版社 / VINTAGE UK

出版日期 / 2012/04/05

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

定價 / NT$495

售價 / 9折, NT$ 446

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This is a wonderful, atmospheric, historical, imaginative, oozing little study of verything that goes on under London, from original springs and streams and Roman amphitheatres to Victorian sewers and gang hide-outs. The depth below is hot, much warmer than the surface and this book tunnels down through the geological layers, meeting the creatures that dwell in darkness, real and fictional -- rats and eels, monsters and ghosts. 

There is a bronze-age trackway under the Isle of Dogs, Wren found Anglo-Saxon graves under St Paul's, and the monastery of Whitefriars lies beneath Fleet Street. In Kensal Green cemetery there was a hydraulic device to lower bodies into the catacombs below -- "Welcome to the lower depths". A door in the plinth of statue of Boadicea on Westminster Bridge leads to a huge tunnel, packed with cables -- gas, water, telephone. When the Metropolitan Line was opened in 1864 the guards asked for permission to grow beards to protect themselves against the sulphurous fumes, and called their engines by the names of tyrants -- Czar, Kaiser, Mogul -- and even Pluto, god of the underworld.







詳細資料

誠品26碼 /2681279777008
ISBN 13 /9780099287377
ISBN 10 /0099287374
EAN /9780099287377

頁數208
裝訂平裝
級別
語言英文
成份


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