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Coasters On Canals

Author : Bernard McCall
ISBN : 1902953886
Genre : Coasters (Ships)
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Anyone visiting mainland Europe cannot fail to be impressed by the size of the canals and the quantity of commercial traffic. In this book the author presents to the reader vessels that have passed through with detailed information about each canal.
Category: Coasters (Ships)

Coasters Of The Manchester Ship Canal

Author : Bernard McCall
ISBN : 190295324X
Genre :
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Built between 1887 and 1893, the Manchester Ship Canal is regarded as one of the finest engineering achievements of the Victorian era. Its construction was of vital importance to the industrial growth and economic prosperity of north-west England. This book contains 84 colour photographs, each with a caption about the location and the ship.

The Gloucester And Sharpness Canal Through Time

Author : Hugh Conway-Jones
ISBN : 9781445625805
Genre : History
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The Gloucester & Sharpness Canal - An Illustrated History draws on contemporary sources and throws new light on the construction, operation and maintenance of the canal.
Category: History


Author : Roy Fenton
ISBN : 9781848320871
Genre : History
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John Masefield’s ‘dirty British coaster with a salt-caked smoke stack, butting through the Channel in the mad March days’ has become a ship type of universal appeal, both for its simple, functional beauty and its faithful toil before the advent of universal road haulage. In this new book a collection of more than 300 photographs has been drawn together to tell the story of the development of the steam and diesel coasters, which originated mainly in the UK and the Netherlands. The term ‘coaster’ embraces a huge range of types including the steam colliers, the puffers, packets, steam flats and lighters mainly designed for inland seas, then the ubiquitous steam coaster itself, built in large numbers for use around British shores but also further afield in every corner of the world. Coastal tankers and other specialist types like chemical and cement carriers also evolved. As well as the details of the ships themselves, the book covers cargo handling and stowing, machinery, the coastal trades, the owners and builders and, not least, the crews and their jobs and their lives at sea. A hugely evocative and illuminating book to delight and inform ship enthusiasts everywhere.
Category: History

Railway Bills

Author : Great Britain. Parliament
ISBN : UIUC:30112089482100
Genre : Railroad law
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Category: Railroad law

The New Seaman S Guide And Coaster S Companion Containing Complete Sailing Directions For Ships Both Outward And Homeward Bound To Which Are Subjoined Copious Tables Of Latitudes And Longitudes Also New Tables Of The Sun S Declination From 1809 To 1824 Improved From The Original Work Of J Chandler By M Downie G Eunson M Mckenzie J Diston The Eighteenth Edition Of The Work And The Fourth Of The New Arrangement

Author : John CHANDLER (of Orford, Pilot.)
ISBN : BL:A0022382374
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Leaves Of Grass

Author : Walt Whitman
ISBN : 0679642080
Genre : Poetry
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Abraham Lincoln read it with approval, but Emily Dickinson described its bold language and themes as 'disgraceful.' And Ralph Waldo Emerson found Leaves of Grass 'the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has yet contributed,' calling it a 'combination of the Bhagavad Gita and the New York Herald.' Published at the author's own expense on July 4, 1855, Leaves of Grass initially consisted of a preface, twelve untitled poems in free verse (including the work later titled 'Song of Myself' which Malcolm Cowley called 'one of the great poems of modern times'), and a now-famous portrait of a devil-may-care Walt Whitman in a workman's shirt. Over the next four decades, Whitman continually expanded and revised the book as he took on the role of a workingman's bard who championed American nationalism, political democracy, contemporary progress, and unashamed sex. This volume, which contains 383 poems, is the final 'Deathbed Edition' published in 1892.
Category: Poetry

The Canals Of Britain

Author : Stuart Fisher
ISBN : 9781408105177
Genre : History
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Explore the infinitely varied and picturesque British canal network as it passes from wild moors and coastal harbours to modern city centres and canalside public houses.
Category: History


Author : Gerald Duff
ISBN : 9781588380296
Genre : Fiction
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Waylon McPhee moves back in with his widowered father after being "downsized" out of a job. He balances his relationship with his sisters, a married woman and the prom queen from his high school years.
Category: Fiction

Coastal And Short Sea Shipping

Author : John Armstrong
ISBN : STANFORD:36105026608450
Genre : History
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Each volume in this new series is a collection of seminal articles on a theme of central importance in the study of transport history, selected from the leading journal in the field. Each contains between ten and a dozen articles selected by a distinguished scholar, as well as an authoritative new introduction by the volume editor. Individually they will form an essential foundation to the study of the history of a mode of transport; together they will make an incomparable library of the best modern research in the field. This is the first academic volume wholly devoted to the history of British coastal and short-sea shipping since Willan's seminal work of 1938. It gathers together eleven of the most important articles published in The Journal of Transport History over the last 25 years on the coastal trade of the United Kingdom, together with an introduction by the journal's editor. Each of the articles was seminal when it appeared and has not lost its importance since, marking an important step in our understanding of the economic history of the coastal and short-sea trades. The introduction, by John Armstrong, traces the present state of our knowledge on the role of coastal trade in the development of the British economy and contextualises each of the essays. The book starts to make good the relative neglect of this sector of the economy by historians and demonstrates the important part coastal shipping played.
Category: History


Author :
ISBN : UCSD:31822008945735
Genre : Inland navigation
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Category: Inland navigation

The Portable Walt Whitman

Author : Walt Whitman
ISBN : 9781440650970
Genre : Poetry
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A comprehensive collection of Whitman's most beloved works of poetry, prose, and short stories When Walt Whitman self-published Leaves of Grass in 1855 it was a slim volume of twelve poems and he was a journalist and poet from Long Island, little-known but full of ambition and poetic fire. To give a new voice to the new nation shaken by civil war, he spent his entire life revising and adding to the work, but his initial act of bravado in answering Ralph Waldo Emerson's call for a national poet has made Whitman the quintessential American writer. This rich cross-section of his work includes poems from throughout Whitman's lifetime as published on his deathbed edition of 1891, short stories, his prefaces to the many editions of Leaves of Grass, and a variety of prose selections, including Democratic Vistas, Specimen Days, and Slang in America. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Category: Poetry

Account Of The Xviith Congress Lisbon 1949

Author : Permanent International Association of Navigation Congresses
ISBN : UOM:39015074988828
Genre : Hydraulic engineering
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Text in English and French.
Category: Hydraulic engineering

The Signal And The Noise

Author : Nate Silver
ISBN : 9781101595954
Genre : Political Science
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"One of the more momentous books of the decade."—The New York Times Book Review Nate Silver built an innovative system for predicting baseball performance, predicted the 2008 election within a hair’s breadth, and became a national sensation as a blogger—all by the time he was thirty. He solidified his standing as the nation's foremost political forecaster with his near perfect prediction of the 2012 election. Silver is the founder and editor in chief of the website FiveThirtyEight. Drawing on his own groundbreaking work, Silver examines the world of prediction, investigating how we can distinguish a true signal from a universe of noisy data. Most predictions fail, often at great cost to society, because most of us have a poor understanding of probability and uncertainty. Both experts and laypeople mistake more confident predictions for more accurate ones. But overconfidence is often the reason for failure. If our appreciation of uncertainty improves, our predictions can get better too. This is the “prediction paradox”: The more humility we have about our ability to make predictions, the more successful we can be in planning for the future. In keeping with his own aim to seek truth from data, Silver visits the most successful forecasters in a range of areas, from hurricanes to baseball to global pandemics, from the poker table to the stock market, from Capitol Hill to the NBA. He explains and evaluates how these forecasters think and what bonds they share. What lies behind their success? Are they good—or just lucky? What patterns have they unraveled? And are their forecasts really right? He explores unanticipated commonalities and exposes unexpected juxtapositions. And sometimes, it is not so much how good a prediction is in an absolute sense that matters but how good it is relative to the competition. In other cases, prediction is still a very rudimentary—and dangerous—science. Silver observes that the most accurate forecasters tend to have a superior command of probability, and they tend to be both humble and hardworking. They distinguish the predictable from the unpredictable, and they notice a thousand little details that lead them closer to the truth. Because of their appreciation of probability, they can distinguish the signal from the noise. With everything from the health of the global economy to our ability to fight terrorism dependent on the quality of our predictions, Nate Silver’s insights are an essential read.
Category: Political Science