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English Canals Explained

Author : Stan Yorke
ISBN : 185306825X
Genre : History
File Size : 40.23 MB
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A brilliant history of English canals and what makes them work. The book is divided into three clear sections. The first describes the history of the canals, the second looks at their structures and features, and the third suggest special sites of interest around the country, which can be visited on foot or by boat.Highly readable text by Stan Yorke, backed by diagrams and illustrations from Trevor Yorke.
Category: History

Weather Forecasting Made Simple

Author : Stan Yorke
ISBN : 1846748828
Genre : NATURE
File Size : 90.49 MB
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This volume allows readers to properly interpret daily weather forecasts, and will give those who wish to, the confidence to set about predicting the local weather for themselves. It contains a short guide that explains in simple language the basic weather principles, and it has a special illustrated section on how to read skies and clouds.
Category: NATURE

Cruising French Waterways

Author : Hugh McKnight
ISBN : 1574092103
Genre : Sports & Recreation
File Size : 75.56 MB
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Winner of the Thomas Cook Guide Book Award, this book is one of the leading descriptive guides to the astonishingly varied network of rivers and canals that penetrate almost every region of France. It is full of fascinating information on the historical sites, chateaux and scenic attractions of the many villages and towns that await discovery.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Narrowboats Explained

Author : Trevor Yorke
ISBN : 1846741467
Genre : History
File Size : 81.35 MB
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A comprehensive guide to narrowboats, their history and uses, which includes details of types, engines and fittings, decoration, hiring, buying and living on them. The book also has a brief history of the rise, decline and renaissance of English canals. With photographs, diagrams and drawings.
Category: History

The Canal Builders

Author : Anthony Burton
ISBN : 9781473870352
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 82.95 MB
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Canal Builders is a classic history book for anyone interested in the development of Britain's canal system. The book, which was first published in the 1970s, is now republished here in a new fifth edition. It takes the reader from the middle of the eighteenth century, to the start of the railway age in the early nineteenth century. Anthony Burton has revised and improved the original text, using new material that he has found in archives since it was first published, and has added many extra illustrations. This is the remarkable story of the many groups of people who were responsible for building Britain's canal system. There were industrialists such as Josiah Wedgwood, who promoted canals to help his own industry, and speculators, financed the projects in the hope of a good return. The work was planned by engineers, some of whom, such as James Brindley and Thomas Telford, have become famous, while others have remained virtually unknown but still did magnificent work. This is also the story of the great, anonymous army of men who actually did the work the navvies. This was the first book ever to study the lives of these labourers in detail. Altogether it is an epic story of how the transport route that made the industrial revolution possible was built.'Well planned and well written There is no better introduction to the early canal age.' The EconomistLinks End Links Author End Author
Category: Transportation