The Forth And Clyde Canal

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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.
Category: Canals

Great Canals Of The World

Author : United States. Department of the Treasury. Bureau of Statistics
ISBN : PRNC:32101064042979
Genre : Canals
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Category: Canals

Consular Reports

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ISBN : HARVARD:32044105232409
Genre : Consular reports
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Category: Consular reports

A First Geography

Author : John MACLACHLAN (Head Master of Dr. Bell's School, Edinburgh.)
ISBN : BL:A0017806181
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Marine Review

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ISBN : NYPL:33433109947568
Genre : Marine engineering
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Category: Marine engineering

Transport Engineering And Architecture

Author : Hugh Collis
ISBN : 0750677481
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 50.45 MB
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Transport, Engineering and Architecture is the second book in a series which explores the relationship between engineering and architecture. Divided into chapters devoted to themes such as planning transport systems, bridges, airport and aviation, this book helps today's engineers and architects meet the ongoing challenges of a fast moving and expanding business. Since the nineteenth century and the arrival of mass travel, the need for transport architecture has spawned some of the most impressive structures of recent times. As all forms of travel - air, rail, road and water - continue to expand, the ever-growing numbers of passengers and carriers moving around the world present new tests for architects and engineers. The book is produced in association with Arup, the largest firm of consulting engineers in the world. * Unique focus on areas where there is close connection between architecture and engineering * Detailed technical information is a practical aid to understanding the concepts involved * High profile case studies illustrate themes and inspire future projects
Category: Architecture

London Calling

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ISBN : UOM:39015080101481
Genre : International broadcasting
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Category: International broadcasting

A Maritime History Of Scotland 1650 1790

Author : Eric J. Graham
ISBN : UOM:39015052700237
Genre : History
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This text traces the development of the Scottish marine and its institutions during the highly turbulent and formative period 1650-1790, when state intervention and warefare at sea in the pursuit of mercantilist goals largely determined, intentionally and otherwise, the course of events.
Category: History