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Tales of the Rails

Legendary Train Routes of the World
Embark on a visual journey through train travel’s rich history and embrace the sense of adventure as the world whizzes by.
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Tales of the Rails embraces traveling by train and explores the infinite discoveries to be made onboard, from spectacular scenery and colorful cities, to the many different characters in the carriage.

Discover 13 impressive train routes from around the globe, learn about Japan’s record-breaking bullet train, then slow down to experience an overnight journey on one of Britain’s last sleeper carriages. Studying where and why these routes exist, and discovering facts about the people that keep the engines running, this fully illustrated book is an ode to the golden age of train travel.

Tales of the Rails will show you why rail travel is fun and exciting; let’s take a ride!

Authors: Nathaniel "Natty" Adams, illustrated by Ryan Johnson
Release date: October 2020
Format: 24 × 28 cm
Features: Full color, hardcover, stitch bound, 72 pages 
ISBN: 978-3-89955-845-6

Nathaniel “Natty” Adams is a writer and custom suitmaker currently living in Baltimore, USA. He is the co-author of two gestalten books on men's style, I Am Dandy and We Are Dandy. A long-term train travel enthusiast, he is transfering that passion into his first children’s book.

Ryan Johnson lives in Oakland, California, where he makes, he paints, he draws, and he moves pixels, infusing his love of color into each of his works. His clients include NPR, Bloomberg Businessweek, Smithsonian, and Boston Globe.

This book has been printed in Germany.
FSC™️ (Forest Stewardship Council™️) Certified.

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The following terms and conditions apply:

Dispatch conditions

The products are delivered all over the world.

Dispatch costs (inclusive of legally applicable VAT)

Domestic deliveries (Germany): 

We do not charge any shipping costs.

Deliveries to foreign countries:

Free shipping to European Union and the USA.
Free worldwide shipping from 60 EUR/USD order value.

For orders below 60 EUR/USD the following shipping costs apply:
European Union & USA : € 0,-
All other countries: € 40,-


From an order value of 60,00 €, we deliver shipments to foreign countries free of cost.

Delivery periods

Unless otherwise specified in the quote, domestic delivery of goods shall be made (Germany) within 2 - 4 days, for deliveries abroad within 3 - 15 days from conclusion of contract (if advance payment agreed from the date of the payment instruction).
Please note that deliveries are not made on Sundays and other holidays.

If you have ordered articles with different delivery dates, we send the articles together in one delivery if no other agreement has been made. The delivery date for the complete order will be the same as that of the article with the longest delivery time.

Accepted Payment options

-  Payment via SEPA direct debit
-  Payment via credit card
-  Payment via PayPal
-  Payment via PayPal Express
-  Payment via Sofortüberweisung [immediate transfer]
-  Payment via Google Pay
-  Payment via Apple Pay
-  Shopify Payments, ideal, eps-Überweisung, Bancontact



Further details on payment

 

If payment is to be made via an SEPA base debit note or an SEPA corporate debit note, you authorise us to collect the billing amount from the specified account by issuing a corresponding SEPA mandate. You will receive a pre-notification at least 5 days before the date of the direct debit collection. Please ensure that the account in question possesses sufficient covering funds on the due date.

If payment is made using a credit card, your credit card account is debited in conjunction with the conclusion of the contract.


In case of questions, please contact us at the contact details mentioned in the Legal Notice.

Tales of the Rails embraces traveling by train and explores the infinite discoveries to be made onboard, from spectacular scenery and colorful cities, to the many different characters in the carriage.

Discover 13 impressive train routes from around the globe, learn about Japan’s record-breaking bullet train, then slow down to experience an overnight journey on one of Britain’s last sleeper carriages. Studying where and why these routes exist, and discovering facts about the people that keep the engines running, this fully illustrated book is an ode to the golden age of train travel.

Tales of the Rails will show you why rail travel is fun and exciting; let’s take a ride!

7 - 9 years 9 - 11 years Little Gestalten non-fiction books
Authors: Nathaniel "Natty" Adams, illustrated by Ryan Johnson
Release date: October 2020
Format: 24 × 28 cm
Features: Full color, hardcover, stitch bound, 72 pages 
ISBN: 978-3-89955-845-6

Nathaniel “Natty” Adams is a writer and custom suitmaker currently living in Baltimore, USA. He is the co-author of two gestalten books on men's style, I Am Dandy and We Are Dandy. A long-term train travel enthusiast, he is transfering that passion into his first children’s book.

Ryan Johnson lives in Oakland, California, where he makes, he paints, he draws, and he moves pixels, infusing his love of color into each of his works. His clients include NPR, Bloomberg Businessweek, Smithsonian, and Boston Globe.

This book has been printed in Germany.
FSC™️ (Forest Stewardship Council™️) Certified.

Payment and dispatch

The following terms and conditions apply:

Dispatch conditions

The products are delivered all over the world.

Dispatch costs (inclusive of legally applicable VAT)

Domestic deliveries (Germany): 

We do not charge any shipping costs.

Deliveries to foreign countries:

Free shipping to European Union and the USA.
Free worldwide shipping from 60 EUR/USD order value.

For orders below 60 EUR/USD the following shipping costs apply:
European Union & USA : € 0,-
All other countries: € 40,-


From an order value of 60,00 €, we deliver shipments to foreign countries free of cost.

Delivery periods

Unless otherwise specified in the quote, domestic delivery of goods shall be made (Germany) within 2 - 4 days, for deliveries abroad within 3 - 15 days from conclusion of contract (if advance payment agreed from the date of the payment instruction).
Please note that deliveries are not made on Sundays and other holidays.

If you have ordered articles with different delivery dates, we send the articles together in one delivery if no other agreement has been made. The delivery date for the complete order will be the same as that of the article with the longest delivery time.

Accepted Payment options

-  Payment via SEPA direct debit
-  Payment via credit card
-  Payment via PayPal
-  Payment via PayPal Express
-  Payment via Sofortüberweisung [immediate transfer]
-  Payment via Google Pay
-  Payment via Apple Pay
-  Shopify Payments, ideal, eps-Überweisung, Bancontact



Further details on payment

 

If payment is to be made via an SEPA base debit note or an SEPA corporate debit note, you authorise us to collect the billing amount from the specified account by issuing a corresponding SEPA mandate. You will receive a pre-notification at least 5 days before the date of the direct debit collection. Please ensure that the account in question possesses sufficient covering funds on the due date.

If payment is made using a credit card, your credit card account is debited in conjunction with the conclusion of the contract.


In case of questions, please contact us at the contact details mentioned in the Legal Notice.

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"Geography, history, engineering, and trains—all in one elegant package. (map, glossary)"

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