Thames

Thames

Sacred River

Book - 2007
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'The Thames' is about the river from source to sea. It covers history from prehistoric times onwards, the flora & fauna of the river, paintings & photographs inspired by the Thames, its geology, smells & colours, its literature, laws & landscape, its magic & myths, its architecture, trade & weather.
Publisher: London : Chatto & Windus, 2007.
ISBN: 9780701172848
0701172843
Branch Call Number: 942.2 Ack
Characteristics: xiv, 490 pages : illustrations (some color), maps.

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Mar 26, 2010

This is a lovingly told examination of the Thamesm England's most famous river. The author talks about the origins of the river, the litereature, music and art the river has spawned. He talks about its history, the bridges built over it and the tunnels dug beneath it.

Tracing its course and it's affect on the surroundings. He describes the people who have earned and continue to earn their living from the river.

He talks, too, about its highs and lows including how filthy it once was and how even though it is cleaner it will never be absolutely clean.

It is history and travel wrapped up in one package. Beautifly written and well researched/

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