Shire Publications Ltd
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The original purpose of canals was to link regions of industry to major rivers and ports at a time when poor quality roads and packhorses was the only method of transport. Built a half a century before the arrival of the railways the canals provided a watery artery for trade and commerce that made possible the Industrial Revolution. They remain as a constant reminder of that turning point of Britain's history when an agricultural way of life that had existed for centuries gave way to an industrial economy. This book looks at the wonderful variety of structures that made the canals work in their commercial heyday and are still enjoyed today by today's pleasure boaters and walkers. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Derek Pratt is a professional photographer with a special interest in inland waterways. His Waterways Photo Library is a result of many years of wandering around Britain's canals and rivers with a camera. Other titles for Shire by this author: London's Canals
This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 04 March, 2008.