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Author Topic: Some books that may be of interest...  (Read 804 times)
Johannes Ghee
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« on: November 12, 2007, 01:10:52 pm »

What follows is a short list of books I've spotted that have been recently released (I have the distinct pleasure of working in a bookshop) that I thought "hmmm... Steampunk" when I first saw them. While not essential reading for the Steampunk enthusiast per se, they do tie in nicely with the period Steampunk aesthetic. Posted in Textual as its intended as a reference (hope thats ok Moderator-On-High)...

"A Brief History of the Age of Steam" by Thomas Crump.
The title speaks for itself really. A history of steampower from the invention of the first steam engine to the decline of an era.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Brief-History-Age-Steam-Industrial/dp/0786720476/ref=sr_1_1/203-8026034-0909502?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1194866640&sr=1-1


"The Royal Geographical Society Exploration Experience" A gift box set of facsimile documents relating to famous explorers and their expeditions, pre-Victorian and beyond. Also included is a CD of maps that the various explorers used.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Exploration-Experience-Royal-Geographical-Society/dp/0233002197/ref=sr_11_1/203-8026034-0909502?ie=UTF8&qid=1194865820&sr=11-1


"First Class - Legendary Train Journeys Around the World". By Patrick Poivre d'Arvor.
Another gift-box book written by a gentleman who apparently has circumnavigated the globe twice by train. Recounts elleven rail journeys from the romantic era of rail travel.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/First-Class-Legendary-Journeys-Around/dp/0865651884/ref=sr_11_1/203-8026034-0909502?ie=UTF8&qid=1194868744&sr=11-1


"The World In 1900: A Colour Portrait". Compiled by Marc Walter and Sabine Arque.
A Gorgeous book, Early colour photographs from around the world. A distinct lack of machinery but lots of exotic locals and dress.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/World-1900-Colour-Portrait/dp/0500287058/ref=sr_1_1/203-8026034-0909502?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1194868844&sr=1-1

"Iron kingdom - The Rise and Downfall of Prussia 1600 - 1947" by Christopher Clark.
A detailed history of the Empire and country that no longer exists on modern maps. Also, its got the BEST cover of any book I've seen in a very long time - just look at it! If anyone knows where the original image is online, i'd love to know...



http://www.amazon.co.uk/Iron-Kingdom-Downfall-Prussia-1600-1947/dp/0140293345/ref=sr_1_1/203-8026034-0909502?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1194874077&sr=1-1

I'll probably edit this later on with more titles, but feel free to add your own finds!
« Last Edit: November 12, 2007, 02:35:26 pm by Johannes Ghee » Logged

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