Canals in Bri­tain:

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The his­tory of Bri­tain’s canals starts with the first Ro­man wa­ter­ways, mov­ing on to their golden age in the eigh­teenth and early nine­teenth cen­turies, and ends with the present day, de­scrib­ing the rise and fall of canal build­ing and use in the UK. It tells the story of the nar­row boats and barges borne by the canals, and the boat­men who nav­i­gated them as well as the wider tale of wa­ter­way de­vel­op­ment through the progress of civil en­gi­neer­ing. Re­plete with beau­ti­ful pho­tographs, this is a com­plete guide to some of the most ac­ces­si­ble and beau­ti­ful pieces of Bri­tain’s her­itage. ( 80pp, pa­per­back)

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