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Burton, Anthony, Pratt, Derek - The Anatomy of Canals: Decline & Renewal - 9780752428109 - V9780752428109
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The Anatomy of Canals: Decline & Renewal

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Description for The Anatomy of Canals: Decline & Renewal Paperback. A history of the anatomy of canals Num Pages: 176 pages, 200 b&w illustrations, 30 colour illustrations. BIC Classification: KNGS; WGGN. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 247 x 174 x 12. Weight in Grams: 450.
Competition from rail and later road forced many canals into closure, and a large section of the old system seemed doomed to crumble away into terminal decay. Then came a new industry: the canal leisure industry, and with it the birth of the restoration movement. This final volume in the Anatomy of Canals series looks at what has been achieved and how the new compares with the old. Cities such as Brimingham have now been won over and have made the old canals part of a lively rejuvenation programme, while a new generation of engineers has produced such marvels as ... Read more

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About Burton, Anthony, Pratt, Derek
Anthony Burton is an author specialising in the history of technology and transport. His books for The History Press include The Anatomy of Canals, The Iron Men, Navvies, and The Workers’ War. Other books include biographies of Thomas Telford, Richard Trevithick, George and Robert Stephenson and Marc and Isambard Brunel. He has been involved in over 100 TV documentaries, half ... Read more

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