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Canals Across Scotland

Canals Across Scotland

Walking, Cycling, Boating, Visiting

  • Author: Hamish Brown
  • Publisher: Whittles
  • ISBN: 9781849951623
  • Category:
  • Page: 176
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An authoritative and enthusiastic guide to the Lowland canals, the Antonine Wall including icons such as the Falkirk Wheel and the Kelpies.Features the story of the Union and Forth & Clyde Canals' restoration.

Canals in Britain

Canals in Britain

  • Author: Tony Conder
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1784421081
  • Category: History
  • Page: 80
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In the early years of the Industrial Revolution, canals formed the arteries of Britain. Most waterways were local concerns, carrying cargoes over short distances and fitted into regional groups with their own boat types linked to the major river estuaries. This new 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 a complete guide to some of the most accessible and beautiful pieces of Britain's heritage.

Rivers and Canals

Rivers and Canals

  • Author: Leveson Francis Vernon-Harcourt
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 110808060X
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  • Page: 382
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Leveson Francis Vernon-Harcourt (1839–1907) drew on a distinguished career in canal and river engineering for this illustrated two-volume survey, here reissued in its enlarged 1896 second edition. Having started as an assistant to the civil engineer John Hawkshaw, Vernon-Harcourt was appointed resident engineer in 1866 for new works on London's East and West India docks. Later, as a consulting engineer, he specialised in the design and construction of harbours, docks, canals and river works, and he was elected professor of civil engineering at University College London in 1882. This publication covers the design and construction of tidal and flood defences, canals, locks, and irrigation works. Volume 2 covers canal engineering, discussing the design and construction of canals and their associated works such as locks and lifts. Vernon-Harcourt also discusses ship canals and irrigation works. His Harbours and Docks (1885) is also reissued in this series.

Waterways and the Cultural Landscape

Waterways and the Cultural Landscape

  • Author: Francesco Vallerani,Francesco Visentin
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1315398443
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 266
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Water control and management have been fundamental to the building of human civilisation. In Europe, the regulation of major rivers, the digging of canals and the wetland reclamation schemes from the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries, generated new typologies of waterscapes with significant implications for the people who resided within them. This book explores the role of waterways as a form of heritage, culture and sense of place and the potential of this to underpin the development of cultural tourism. With a multidisciplinary approach across the social sciences and humanities, chapters explore how the control and management of water flows are among some of the most significant human activities to transform the natural environment. Based upon a wealth and breadth of European case studies, the book uncovers the complex relationships we have with waterways, the ways that they have been represented over recent centuries and the ways in which they continue to be redefined in different cultural contexts. Contributions recognise not only valuable assets of hydrology that are at the core of landscape management, but also more intangible aspects that matter to people, such as their familiarity, affecting what is understood as the fluvial sense of place. This highly original collection will be of interest to those working in cultural tourism, cultural geography, heritage studies, cultural history, landscape studies and leisure studies.

General Report of the Agricultural State, and Political Circumstances, of Scotland, Drawn Up for the Consideration of the Board of Agriculture and Internal Improvement, Under the Direction of the Right Hon. Sir John Sinclair, Bart. the President

General Report of the Agricultural State, and Political Circumstances, of Scotland, Drawn Up for the Consideration of the Board of Agriculture and Internal Improvement, Under the Direction of the Right Hon. Sir John Sinclair, Bart. the President

  • Author: Board of Agriculture (Great Britain),Sir John Sinclair
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Agriculture
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Living in Scotland, 1760-1820

Living in Scotland, 1760-1820

  • Author: Alexander Durand Cameron
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Scotland
  • Page: 152
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A Dictionary, Practical, Theoretical, and Historical, of Commerce and Commercial Navigation

A Dictionary, Practical, Theoretical, and Historical, of Commerce and Commercial Navigation

Illustrated with Maps and Plans

  • Author: John Ramsay McCulloch
  • Publisher: London : Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Commerce
  • Page: 1405
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The Cyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature

The Cyclopaedia; Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature

  • Author: Abraham Rees
  • Publisher: N.A
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The Condition of the Working-Class in England in 1844

The Condition of the Working-Class in England in 1844

  • Author: Frederick Engels
  • Publisher: BookRix
  • ISBN: 3730964852
  • Category: History
  • Page: 466
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The Condition of the Working Class in England is one of the best-known works of Friedrich Engels. Originally written in German as Die Lage der arbeitenden Klasse in England, it is a study of the working class in Victorian England. It was also Engels' first book, written during his stay in Manchester from 1842 to 1844. Manchester was then at the very heart of the Industrial Revolution, and Engels compiled his study from his own observations and detailed contemporary reports. Engels argues that the Industrial Revolution made workers worse off. He shows, for example, that in large industrial cities mortality from disease, as well as death-rates for workers were higher than in the countryside. In cities like Manchester and Liverpool mortality from smallpox, measles, scarlet fever and whooping cough was four times as high as in the surrounding countryside, and mortality from convulsions was ten times as high as in the countryside. The overall death-rate in Manchester and Liverpool was significantly higher than the national average (one in 32.72 and one in 31.90 and even one in 29.90, compared with one in 45 or one in 46). An interesting example shows the increase in the overall death-rates in the industrial town of Carlisle where before the introduction of mills (1779–1787), 4,408 out of 10,000 children died before reaching the age of five, and after their introduction the figure rose to 4,738. Before the introduction of mills, 1,006 out of 10,000 adults died before reaching 39 years old, and after their introduction the death rate rose to 1,261 out of 10,000.

A Legal History of Scotland: The eighteenth century

A Legal History of Scotland: The eighteenth century

  • Author: David Maxwell Walker
  • Publisher: T. & T. Clark Publishers
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 878
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Professor Walker's Legal History of Scotland will be published in seven volumes. It is the only attempt yet made to write a chronological narrative account of the development of the Scottish legal system from early times on a substantial scale, with extensive reference to original sources. That development is wholly different from that of the English legal system. Attention is given at all stages to sources and legal literature, the influences of other legal systems, the courts and procedure, the lawyers, the roles of Parliament and the Privy Council, and to public, criminal and private law, both substantive and procedural. This volume examines the progress of the law of Scotland from the Union of 1707 to the early years of the 1800s. It is a period full of dramatic developments, notable figures and great cases. The backdrop is growing industry and commerce, the brilliance of the Scottish Enlightenment and then the turmoil brought about by the French Revolution.The legal nature and status of the Treaty of Union is analysed in detail and its consequences are seen in many contexts. The changes in Parliament and in central and local government are examined, including the consequences