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Mount London: Ascents in the Vertical City
  

Mount London: Ascents in the Vertical City (Hardback)

By Dunthorne, Joe
By Garrett, Bradley
By Butler, Sarah
Edited by Chivers, Tom
Edited by Kratz, Martin

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Did you know that an invisible mountain is rising above the streets of the capital - and, at over 1,400 metres, it is Britain's highest peak? This ingenious new book is an account of the ascent of Mount London by a hardened team of writers, poets and urban cartographers, each one... scaling a smaller mountain within the city - from Crystal Palace (112m) to Primrose Hill (78m) - until the accumulative climb exceeds the height of Ben Nevis. The essays and stories in Mount London unpeel London's history, geography and psychogeography, reimagining the city as mountainous terrain and exploring what it's like to move through the urban landscape. Ascents of London's natural peaks are offset by expeditions to the artificial mountains of the city - the Shard (306m), the chimneys of Battersea Power Station (103m) - and the search for 'ghost hills' in the back streets of Whitechapel and Finsbury. With contributions by Helen Mort, Joe Dunthorne, Sarah Butler, Inua Ellams, Bradley Garrett and many more, Mount London is a unique and visionary record of the vertical city.
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ISBN 9781908058188
Released NZ 28 May 2014
Publisher Penned in the Margins
Format Hardback
Language Multiple languages
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ISBN-13 9781908058188
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Penned in the Margins
Imprint Penned in the Margins
Released 28 May 2014
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Language Multiple languages
Author(s) By Dunthorne, Joe
By Garrett, Bradley
By Butler, Sarah
Edited by Chivers, Tom
Edited by Kratz, Martin
Category Essays, Journals, Letters & Other Prose Works
Geography
Number of Pages 214
Dimensions Width: 138mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 16mm
Dewey Code 820.8032421
Weight 408g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Anthologies, Essays, Letters & Miscellaneous
ONIX Text General/trade

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