The Canals of Britain: A Comprehensive Guide

The Canals of Britain: A Comprehensive Guide

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By (author) Stuart Fisher

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  • Publisher: Adlard Coles Nautical
  • Format: Paperback | 336 pages
  • Dimensions: 210mm x 296mm x 20mm | 1,320g
  • Publication date: 14 February 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1408181959
  • ISBN 13: 9781408181959
  • Edition: 2
  • Edition statement: 2nd ed.
  • Illustrations note: col. Illustrations, col. maps
  • Sales rank: 100,338

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Canals of Britain is a comprehensive and absorbing survey of the entire canal network of the British Isles - the first of its kind. It provides a fascinating insight into the linked up waterways as well as the isolated cuts and quiet waters which may not be fully navigable by larger craft. Infinitely varied, it passes picturesque open countryside, wild moorland, coastal harbours, historic industrial buildings, modern city centres, canalside public houses and abundant wildlife. Stuart Fisher looks at every aspect of the canals - their construction, rich history, stunning scenery, heritage, incredible engineering, impressive architecture and even their associated folklore, wildlife and art. Enticing photographs give a flavour of each place and places of interest close to the canals are included. For those who are keen to explore that little bit further, taking smaller boats to points beyond which others usually turn back, there is information on little-known parts of the system, offering a new insight into this country's unique, surprising and beautiful canal network. Attractive, inspiring and foremost a practical guide, this has proved popular with canal enthusiasts and boaters wanting to get the most out of Britain's canals. This second edition features new canals and more colour photographs.

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As the Editor of Canoeist magazine, Stuart Fisher has written monthly guides to the canals and waterways of Britain for many years, always researched from the water, and sometimes using a kayak to reach abandoned or isolated navigations. In this book he passes on this unique fund of knowledge.

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A must for any waterway user's bookcase Towpath Talk Author Stuart Fisher... has meticulously researched every canal included here from his trusty kayak - no mean achievement. But this is no mere travelogue, history, heritages, engineering, folklore and wildlife being among the topics covered. Waterways World