The Canal Pioneers

The Canal Pioneers

Canal Construction from 2,500 BC to the Early 20th Century

Hardback204pp Illustrated244x170mm

9781473860490     Product Code: 509492

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Beginning with the water transport used to construct the Egyptian pyramids, this history of canals features examples from around the world that illustrate improvements in technology, such as new types of lock and the introduction of cast iron for bridges. It also describes how cities, from Birmingham to Bangkok, have been built around canals and how the British network made the Industrial Revolution possible.

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