Life on the Canal download free [PDF and Ebook] by Anthony Burton

Life on the Canal download free [PDF and Ebook] by Anthony Burton year 2013
  • Book name: Life on the Canal
  • Author: Anthony Burton
  • Release date: 2013/5/20
  • Publisher: PAVILION BOOKS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Transportation
  • ISBN: 9781841654102
  • Rating: 7.06 of 10
  • Votes: 107
  • Review by: Cole Copley
  • Review rating: 8.38 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/11
  • Total pages: 32
  • Includes a PDF summary of 3 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: For centuries it was far more efficient to move goods by water than by road. The end of the 18th century saw 2,000 miles of canal built in Britain: the Canal Age had begun.Constructing the canals consisted of a great deal of hard work and manual labour, headlines by individual names but mostly done by tens of thousands of men across Britain called navvies. Initially much like carting on roads, boating on canals grew as canal systems expanded across the country, but still required long hours, hard work and specific skills.This detailed and informative guide tells the story of the boats and their workers. From the professional leggers who walked boats through tunnels to lock keepers to canal children running ahead of the boats, original photographs and artefacts such as tug tickets and timetables show what life was like on the canal.A classic Pitkin guide to immerse readers in the world of canals in Britain, including a list of museums and heritage centres to provide further insight into the history of the canal network.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 1H19M59S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Transport Industries, Transportation Books, Shipping Industries, Social & Cultural History, British & Irish History, Industrialisation & Industrial History
  • Available formats: PDF, PPT, HTM, SNB, EPUB, TXT, WORD, DOC. Compressed in RAR, CBC, ZIP, ARJ, LZ
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 8.32 USD
  • Dimensions: 172x240x4mm
  • Weight: 140g
  • Printed by: Pitkin Publishing
  • Published in: Andover, United Kingdom

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