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“Through Time Series” Books - Source Material

PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 5:36 am
by g2
Hello All

I saw this book (A Port Through Time), in a bookshop here in Melbourne today, and I was quite fascinated with it’s contents. The book had some fantastic illustrations on medieval ports, and the street life around these ports. These lovely illustrations showed “cut-away” buildings as well as street-scenes and a large variety of ships as well.

I did a search on the large online book-store and found that there other books in this series (see list below).

I would really like to know, if anyone on this Forum has actually got any of these books, and if so, what do they think of them? Are they a good source material for building castle/medieval structures?

A Port Through Time by Anne Millard

A Street Through Time by Anne Millard

A City Through Time by DK Publishing

A Farm Through Time by Eric Thomas

PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2007 4:43 am
by Hob Took
I would not get one bacause it's only 32 pages and 19.99. If the pictures were excellent I might get it, but it seems like a waste of $ for such a short book.

PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2007 12:17 am
by g2
Hob Took wrote:I would not get one bacause it's only 32 pages and 19.99. If the pictures were excellent I might get it, but it seems like a waste of $ for such a short book.


You know what. I wouldn't purchase one either (especially at full-price). But if a copy exists in a library, or you can borrow it from a friend, it is a good resource book.

PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2007 4:13 am
by Emp.Justinian
I own the city and street. The street one is very good and fun. It is located in central gual/france (probably) and travels through a couple thousand years. The city (located in greece) is also very good though not quite as good. I havn't used them for MOC ideas personally, but I think that they could be used for that purpouse. They are very fun. I would say that they are a good buy.

God's speed

Emp.Justinian

PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2007 11:50 pm
by g2
Emp.Justinian wrote:I own the city and street.


I am so glad that someone actually owns these books. I was surprised to find that my post sat here on the Forums for ages and no-one had any comments about it.

Thank you for a being an owner of these books.

Emp.Justinian wrote:I would say that they are a good buy.


Hmm...you are making me want to buy them now. :D

PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2007 3:39 am
by kelderic
I saw this the other say at my library, but was in a hurry and didn't stop to look. I think I will go back and check it out.

Kelderic

PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2007 1:58 am
by Shadowviking
I stick by the Compendium.
These sound pretty cool, though- might have to look into them some more. (I actually might have city- it sounds familiar.)

PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2007 2:05 am
by g2
Shadowviking wrote:I stick by the Compendium.


This looks good, I think I will buy it, when I get some money. Thanks for sharing the link.

PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2007 11:14 pm
by The Shadow Knight
I wouldn't buy it either, but thanks for showing us this!