Cookies on oxfam

We use cookies to ensure that you have the best experience on our website. If you continue browsing, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all our cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Find out more Accept

Feedback

Free returns

-

£3.95 standard UK delivery

-

All profits fight poverty

Keep up with Oxfam's Online Shop

© 2015. Oxfam is a registered charity in England and Wales (no 202918) and Scotland (SC039042). Oxfam GB is a member of Oxfam International.

The world the railways made

£3.99

Product description

The modern world began with the arrival of the railway. The shock was both sudden and universal: between 1825 - when the first passenger service came into operation, linking Stockton and Darlington - and the outbreak of World War I, railways redefined, transformed and expanded the limits of the civilized world. With railways came the development of modern capitalism, of modern nations, the opening up of new regions from the American Mid-West to Siberia, from Lake Victoria to the pampas of Argentina, changing not only the way the world looked but the way it felt.;This book looks at the history of the railway. The author also wrote "The Infiltrators", "The Winemakers", "Chateau Margaux", "Safety in Numbers", "Victorian Vineyard", "Sold" "Cognac" and "The Story of Champagne".

Item details

Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0712660836
ISBN-13:
9780712660839
Publisher:
Pimlico

Standard UK Delivery (£3.95 per order)

Ts and Cs
Delivery FAQs

Free returns

within 30 days.
Returns policy

About this item

The modern world began with the arrival of the railway. The shock was both sudden and universal: between 1825 - when the first passenger service came into operation, linking Stockton and Darlington - and the outbreak of World War I, railways redefined, transformed and expanded the limits of the civilized world. With railways came the development of modern capitalism, of modern nations, the opening up of new regions from the American Mid-West to Siberia, from Lake Victoria to the pampas of Argentina, changing not only the way the world looked but the way it felt.;This book looks at the history of the railway. The author also wrote "The Infiltrators", "The Winemakers", "Chateau Margaux", "Safety in Numbers", "Victorian Vineyard", "Sold" "Cognac" and "The Story of Champagne".

Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0712660836
ISBN-13:
9780712660839
Publisher:
Pimlico

Delivery & returns

This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via second class post within 7 working days of receipt of your order. Standard UK delivery is Standard UK delivery is £3.95 per order, so you're only charged once no matter how many items you have in your basket. Any additional courier charges will be applied at checkout as they vary depending on delivery address.

This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via second class post within 7 working days of receipt of your order. Standard UK delivery is currently free no matter how many items you have in your basket. Any additional courier charges will be applied at checkout as they vary depending on delivery address.

We offer a 30 day no quibble returns policy. You can find out more about delivery and returns in our help section. You have the option of a full refund or exchange for an alternative item from the range.


Volunteer listed

Wonder how this unique item ended up online?

Most of the second-hand items you see online have been donated, by supporters like you, to our high street stores. Each item is then priced, photographed and listed on this site by our amazing team of volunteers from across the country.

After you have bought your item, our team of volunteers package and dispatch it from the Shop straight to you or your chosen recipient.

All profits from the sales of our goods go towards funding Oxfam's work around the world. We rely on your donations to sell online so please keep the cycle of goodness going!

Oxfam Bookshop Cheltenham

Oxfam is the UK's largest second hand bookseller. Oxfam bookshops offer a wider selection of books than most shops, from modern fiction and leisure interest to more specialist subjects, classics, and rare or collectable books. We also sell a good selection of Fairtrade food and greetings cards. Come and browse!

View Shop