Table of Contents for Thames : The Biography


List of Illustrations
xiii
List of Maps
xvii
The Mirror of History
The River as Fact
3(4)
The River as Metaphor
7(4)
The Time of the River
11(12)
Father Thames
Baptism
23(8)
The River of Stone
31(5)
Birth
36(7)
Issuing Forth
The Tributes
43(12)
Beginnings
In the Beginning
55(5)
The Sacred Lines
60(6)
The Battle of the Thames
66(11)
The Sacred River
Holy River
77(8)
Saints of the River
85(4)
Hail Holy River, Mother of Grace
89(4)
The Ruins
93(8)
Liquid History
101(10)
Elemental and Equal
The Waters of Life
111(4)
The Leveller
115(6)
The Working River
River Boat
121(6)
The Bridges of Contentment and the Tunnels of Darkness
127(22)
River Law
149(5)
The Criminal Element
154(7)
The Workers of the River
161(15)
The Natives
176(11)
The River of Trade
The Trade of the World
187(5)
The River of Immensity
192(11)
Steam and Speed
203(18)
The Natural River
``Hey Ho, the Wind and the Rain''
221(10)
The Ancient Trees
231(7)
``And After Many a Summer Dies the Swan''
238(9)
A Stream of Pleasure
Drink Your Fill
247(5)
Going Up the River
252(10)
Gardens of Delight
262(8)
Filthy River
270(6)
``All Alive! Alive! Alive, O!''
276(11)
The Healing Spring
The Healing Water
287(13)
The Light of the Thames
300(9)
The River of Art
Thames Art
309(11)
The Words of the River
320(14)
The Song of the River
334(17)
Shadows and Depths
River Dreams
351(4)
Legends of the River
355(6)
The River of Death
The Offerings
361(8)
Head of the River
369(4)
The River of Death
373(20)
The River's End
Downriver
393(6)
An Alternative Topography, from Source to Sea 399(44)
Bibliography 443(8)
Index 451(24)
Author's Acknowledgements 475(2)
Illustration Credits 477