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Canals and inland navigation. Waterways

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  • Canals For A Nationby Ronald E. Shaw

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 32.00

    All but forgotten except as a part of nostalgic lore, American canals during the first half of the nineteenth century provided a transportation network that was vital to the development of the new nation. They lowered transportation costs, carried a vast grain trade from western farms to eastern ports, delivered Pennsylvania coal to New York, and... more...

  • Empress San Franciscoby Abigail M. Markwyn

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 35.00

    ?By taking a new look at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915, Abigail Markwyn provides an important addition to the existing literature on world?s fairs in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Her major contribution is to explore the ways in which San Francisco?s ethnic, class, and gender groups developed their own counternarratives... more...

  • Hydraulic Canalsby Jose Liria Montanes

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 210.00

    Aimed at engineers with a good grounding in hydraulic engineering, this practical reference fills a need for a guide to the design, construction, management and modernisation of canals. It provides an in-depth study of the problems caused by seepage, an analysis of the various possible linings, the constraints posed by canals constructed without... more...

  • Narrowboat Dreamsby Steve Haywood

    Summersdale 2008; US$ 9.99

    A voyage of discovery and escape along England's inland waterways   Traveling by traditional narrowboat, author Steve Haywood heads north along two newly opened Pennine canals, a trip that takes him from Banbury in deepest Oxfordshire, through the vibrant modernity of Manchester, to the trendy affluence of Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire?s answer... more...

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