I enjoyed Gillian Tindall's The Tunnel Through Time: A New Route for an Old London Journey. The book explores the new Crossrail Tube line underground in the context of the history of London and human existence over the line. Given the social, political, cultural, and economic history of London, the Crossrail Tube line rests over layers of fascinating history. The illustrated maps show the route today and what was over the line in say 1500. The maps illustrate an important point for engineering - - understanding transportation needs and projects has a path through history.
A fun read!!!