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    DescriptionCanals 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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    The Canals of Britain
    A Comprehensive Guide
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stuart Fisher
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 210 mm
    Height: 296 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 1,320 g
    ISBN 13: 9781408181959
    ISBN 10: 1408181959

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T12.5
    B&T General Subject: 760
    LC classification: GV
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-SR
    BIC E4L: TRA
    BISAC V2.8: SPO005000
    Ingram Subject Code: SR
    BISAC V2.8: TRV009070
    BIC subject category V2: WGGN
    Abridged Dewey: 797
    B&T Approval Code: A19242000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24430
    B&T Approval Code: A09304040
    BISAC V2.8: TRA000000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBK
    DC22: 386.4
    DC23: 386.460941
    Thema V1.0: WTH, WG, WGG
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DDU
    Edition statement
    2nd ed.
    Illustrations note
    col. Illustrations, col. maps
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Adlard Coles Nautical
    Publication date
    14 February 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    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