"A vast concourse of people, buried deep within the clay of the Eocene period, move beneath your feet in underground trains. Rooms and corridors have been created for the settlement of thousands of people in the event of calamity.You are also treading on the city of the past, all of its history from the prehistoric settlers to the present day packed within 24 feet of earthen fabric. The past is beneath us. It exists still as the companion of the present city."The lower photo on this cover is actually on the back cover of my library copy, with a less interesting photo on the front. Read more about the book in my Library Loot post, which says that under London you'll find...
"...original springs and streams and Roman amphitheaters to Victorian sewers, gang hideouts, and modern tube stations."
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