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Waterways in the Making

£12.99

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When cruising a canal or river, or when walking along a towpath, it is all too easy to take the waterways themselves for granted. But how were they built in the first place? And how are they kept in navigable condition today? This extensively illustrated book answers these questions and more, tracing the story of waterway construction from the early days of river improvement, through the hectic canal cutting boom of two centuries ago, up to the present day. Inland navigations combine the raw materials of water, wood and stone in such a natural way that their engineering features - be they locks, bridges, tunnels, towpaths or aqueducts - almost seem to have grown from the landscape itself. The drawings and text of Waterways in the Making enable the reader to view these features in an informed way - and to understand how the physical components that make up our canals and fiver navigations have been planned, built and are maintained. This 1996 paperback book is in fair condition with some noticeable dogging to to the corners of the pages from how it has been stored. The book is rare with secondhand copies of the book starting on AbeBooks at £167.77 and on Amazon at £652.99. The only new copy of the book we have found is on Waterstones at £15.95 so we have priced it to reflect this and the condition.

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Author(s):
Edward Paget-Tomlinson
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
7.5 x 8.5 x 0.5in
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0947849033
ISBN-13:
9780947849030
Number of pages:
120
Publisher:
Landscape

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When cruising a canal or river, or when walking along a towpath, it is all too easy to take the waterways themselves for granted. But how were they built in the first place? And how are they kept in navigable condition today? This extensively illustrated book answers these questions and more, tracing the story of waterway construction from the early days of river improvement, through the hectic canal cutting boom of two centuries ago, up to the present day. Inland navigations combine the raw materials of water, wood and stone in such a natural way that their engineering features - be they locks, bridges, tunnels, towpaths or aqueducts - almost seem to have grown from the landscape itself. The drawings and text of Waterways in the Making enable the reader to view these features in an informed way - and to understand how the physical components that make up our canals and fiver navigations have been planned, built and are maintained. This 1996 paperback book is in fair condition with some noticeable dogging to to the corners of the pages from how it has been stored. The book is rare with secondhand copies of the book starting on AbeBooks at £167.77 and on Amazon at £652.99. The only new copy of the book we have found is on Waterstones at £15.95 so we have priced it to reflect this and the condition.

Author(s):
Edward Paget-Tomlinson
Condition:
Fair
Dimensions:
7.5 x 8.5 x 0.5in
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0947849033
ISBN-13:
9780947849030
Number of pages:
120
Publisher:
Landscape

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