The Canals of Britain

The Canals of Britain

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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 will be popular with all canal enthusiasts and boaters wanting to get the most out of Britain's canals.A Comprehensive Guide Stuart Fisher ... An alternative use for the tunnel came in the cold winter of 1855 when skaters were able to use it. ... in Islington alone to the brink of collapse because motorists could no longer reach them easily from their illegally parked cars. ... Wearlock Basin was opened four years earlier, covered 4, 000m2 and served many industries around its perimeter, now acting asanbsp;...

Title:The Canals of Britain
Author:Stuart Fisher
Publisher:A&C Black - 2013-09-22


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