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The Millennium Link

Author : George Fleming
ISBN : 0727729454
Genre : Canals
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- Engineering: back to the future - Socio-economic impacts - Engineering highlights - Conserving our liquid assets - International perspectives
Category: Canals

The Canals Of Britain

Author : Stuart Fisher
ISBN : 9781472940025
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Canals of Britain is a comprehensive and absorbing survey of the entire canal network of the British Isles - the first of its kind. It provides a fascinating insight into the linked up waterways as well as the isolated cuts and quiet waters which may not be fully navigable by larger craft. Infinitely varied, it passes picturesque open countryside, wild moorland, coastal harbours, historic industrial buildings, modern city centres, canalside public houses and abundant wildlife. Stuart Fisher looks at every aspect of the canals - their construction, rich history, stunning scenery, heritage, incredible engineering, impressive architecture and even their associated folklore, wildlife and art. Enticing photographs give a flavour of each place and places of interest close to the canals are included. For those who are keen to explore that little bit further, taking smaller boats to points beyond which others usually turn back, there is information on little-known parts of the system, offering a new insight into this country's unique, surprising and beautiful canal network. Attractive, inspiring and foremost a practical guide, this has proved very popular with canal enthusiasts and boaters wanting to get the most out of Britain's canals. This third edition has been revised to reflect the ever-changing landscape of Britain's canals, and includes many new colour photographs to help bring it to life.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Scotland Beyond The Bagpipes

Author : Helen Ochyra
ISBN : 9781913551148
Genre : Travel
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Like so many people who live south of the border in England, Helen thought that she knew all about Scotland. It was a part of Britain after all, a place that was surely more the same than it was different. But then she actually went there – and everything changed… Helen discovered a place altogether different from her home country down south. Over a few days in Edinburgh, Helen was charmed by Scotland’s magic. A spell was cast on her undulating walk across ancient volcanoes – the story of getting from one side of the city centre to the other – and as she was bewitched by the landscape she also found herself charmed by the country’s famously chatty people. Helen left wanting more, and so in 2017 – after the sudden loss of her mother – she returned to explore properly. Over three months Helen undertook a personal journey around Scotland, uncovering stories about the history, geography and people of this peerless, magical country.
Category: Travel

Scottish Life And Society Scotland S Buildings

Author : Geoffrey Stell
ISBN : UOM:39015052987834
Genre : Architecture
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In recent times there has been a substantial flow of Scottish books on architectural themes. 'Scotland's Buildings' goes further than these. The concept of buildings is taken to include structures built for any functional purpose. The perspective of the volume is thus very wide, which gives it a unique quality.
Category: Architecture

The Forth And Clyde Canal

Author : Thomas J. Dowds
ISBN : 1862322325
Genre : Canals
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The Forth and Clyde Canal, completed in 1790, was by far the largest engineering project that had ever been seen in Scotland. It allowed coal and machinery to travel East and grain to travel West. Passengers could travel between Glasgow and Edinburgh in greater comfort than by stagecoach, and it produced employment along its entire route. But it required capital on a scale previously unknown; it required the collaboration of Edinburgh, Glasgow and London; it required new technology; and it encountered its full measure of constructional problems. It took 22 years to build.The Forth and Clyde Canal enjoyed half a century of success before it was eclipsed by the railways. Although the passenger trade was lost, and much of the freight also, the canal struggled on for another century before the rise of road transport resulted in its decline. Now, after a long period of neglect, and sporting the spectacular Falkirk Wheel, it enjoys new life as an imaginative leisure resource.Thomas J. Dowds tells the story of the rise, fall and rise again of this landmark in Scottish history.
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Scotland S Choices

Author : Iain McLean
ISBN : 9780748696413
Genre : Political Science
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Scotland's Choices, now fully revised for the critical last few months before the referendum, explains the choice that Scotland will have to make in September 2014. The authors clearly explain the issues and how each of the options would be put into place
Category: Political Science

From Sea To Sea

Author : Len Paterson
ISBN : 9781906000349
Genre : History
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The peculiar formation of the great Caledonian valley - long, deep and comparatively very narrow, and occupied by a regular chain of inland lakes and extensive arms of the sea - had long suggested the idea of a canal which by connecting the whole might afford the means of a navigable communication between the opposite sides of the island. Indeed so marked were its features in this respect, that it must have been difficult to escape the conclusion that Nature had irresistibly invited the hand of man to the completion of such an undertaking. So wrote a Victorian commentator in the 1840s in a description of the Caledonian Canal. Curiously, this observation was made some 350 years after the construction of Scotland's first canal, which was made to serve God rather than Mammon. Andrew Wood had distinguished himself in the service of James III by repelling an English fleet from the Forth and also withstanding their siege of Dumbarton. He was knighted and given lands at Largo in Fife. Around 1495 he had a canal constructed that allowed him to be conveyed, each Sunday, in his admiral's barge from his house to church! With no history of Scotland's canals currently available Len Paterson set about researching them after the successful publication of his history of the puffer trade having decided to re-assess the important part that Scotland's canals played in that story. This engaging history covers the main canals: Caledonian, Crinan, Forth and Clyde, Monkland and Union covering the last 40 years in particular detail as this is the period over which the canal system, against the odds, had been revitalised. That is the overwhelming conclusion to the story that is now told in this present volume.
Category: History

Scotland

Author : Alan Rodgers
ISBN : 023753097X
Genre : Scotland
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Investigates the climate, weather and environment of the different regions of Scotland and discusses how this impacts on the way people live there. Includes notes for parents and teachers. Suggested level: primary, intermediate.
Category: Scotland

The Canals Of Scotland

Author : Jean Olivia Lindsay
ISBN : UCAL:$B661690
Genre : Canals
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The Scottish Jurist

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ISBN : OSU:32437121389338
Genre : Law reports, digests, etc
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Category: Law reports, digests, etc