Building Linux Virtual Private Networks is part of New Riders' "Landmark Series" of books, all of
which feature distinctive black and white photos on the cover.
On the cover of this book is an image of the River Clyde winding through the
City Center of Glasgow, Scotland. Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland, and
the third largest city in the United Kingdom. It is located in the Clyde Valley
64 km west of Edinburgh, and is a short distance from lochs and mountains that
provide some of the most beautiful countryside in Britain.
Glasgow is home to half the population of Scotland, and the country's cultural
capital. The city was officially founded in 1180, but its history can be traced
back to the founding of a church in the sixth century. The name Glasgow is said
to be derived from a Gaelic word meaning 'dear green place.'
Glasgow has a mixture of Medieval, Georgian, and Victorian architecture, the
oldest remaining home being Provand's Lordship, built in 1471. The
pedestrian-friendly City Center is the main shopping and nightlife area,
boardered by Trongate and the Merchant City to the East, motorways to the North
and West, and the River Clyde to the South.