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Canals in Britain (Paperback) (Tony Conder)

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In the early years of the Industrial Revolution, canals formed the arteries of Britain. Most waterways were local concerns, carrying cargoes over short distances and fitted into regional groups with their own boat types linked to the major river estuaries. This new history of Britain's canals starts with the first Roman waterways, moving on to their golden age in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, and ends with the present day, describing the rise and fall of canal building and their use in the UK. It tells the story of the narrow boats and barges borne by the canals, and the boatmen who steered them as well as the wider tale of waterway development through the progress of civil engineering. Replete with beautiful photographs, this a complete guide to some of the most accessible and beautiful pieces of Britain's heritage.
Number of Pages: 79
Genre: Transportation, History
Series Title: Shire Library
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Osprey Pub Co
Author: Tony Conder
Language: English
Street Date: April 18, 2017
TCIN: 51714629
UPC: 9781784420505
Item Number (DPCI): 248-33-4312
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MSRPwas $15.00

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