Birmingham and the Heart of England -


Author: Collins Maps
Publisher: Collins
ISBN: 9780008257996
Category:
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The number 1 choice for all users of the inland waterways. This established, popular and practical guide covers the canals and waterways around Birmingham and central England. Covered in this guide are: Ashby Canal; Birmingham Canal Navigations (Main Line); Birmingham & Fazeley Canal; Coventry Canal; Erewash Canal; Grand Union Canal (Main Line, Leicester Section and the River Soar); Oxford Canal, North; Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, North; Stratford-on-Avon Canal, North; Worcester & Birmingham Canal, North; and the Trent & Mersey Canal. The detailed Ordnance Survey(R) maps clearly show the location of essential features such as locks, towpaths and boating facilities, as well as pubs, shops and restaurants in the area. There are comprehensive navigational notes and descriptive text on the history of each canal, and on local services and places of interest, for which postcodes are included - ideal for use with sat-navs. This practical A5 guide features 'lie flat' spiral binding and 'book mark' back cover flap for ease of reference. In print for over 40 years, the Collins/Nicholson guides to the waterways have always been a vital part of journeys along Britain's canals and rivers. These bestselling guides are designed for anyone and everyone with an interest in Britain's inland waterways - from experienced boaters to those planning their first boat trip, as well as walkers, cyclists and visitors. Nicholson's - The bestselling guides to Britain's Waterways.

Grand Union, Oxford & the South East


Author: HarperCollins
Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780007452569
Category: Nature
Page: 186
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This popular guide covers the canals and waterways between Birmingham and the River Medway. Colour Ordnance Survey® maps clearly show locks, towpaths, and boating facilities. There are also comprehensive navigational notes as well as descriptions of the towns and villages, pubs and restaurants alongside the waterways.

Severn, Avon and Birmingham


Author: Collins Maps
Publisher: Collins
ISBN: 9780008258016
Category:
Page: 200
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The number 1 choice for all users of the inland waterways. This established, popular and practical guide covers the canals and waterways around Birmingham and the River Severn. Covered in this guide are the River Avon; Birmingham Canal Navigations (Main Line); Droitwich Canals; Gloucester & Sharpness Canal and the River Severn; Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal; Stourbridge and Dudley Canals; Stratford-on-Avon Canal; Stroudwater Navigation and Thames & Severn Canal; and the Worcester & Birmingham Canal. The detailed Ordnance Survey(R) maps clearly show the location of essential features such as locks, towpaths and boating facilities, as well as pubs, shops and restaurants in the area. There are comprehensive navigational notes and descriptive text on the history of each canal, and on local services and places of interest, for which postcodes are included - ideal for use with sat-navs. This practical A5 guide features 'lie flat' spiral binding and 'book mark' back cover flap for ease of reference. In print for over 40 years, the Collins/Nicholson guides to the waterways have always been a vital part of journeys along Britain's canals and rivers. These bestselling guides are designed for anyone and everyone with an interest in Britain's inland waterways - from experienced boaters to those planning their first boat trip, as well as walkers, cyclists and visitors. Nicholson's - The bestselling guides to Britain's Waterways.

Four Counties and the Welsh Canals


Author: Collins Uk
Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780007281640
Category: Travel
Page: 181
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First published in the 1970s, the Collins/Nicholson guides to the waterways are designed for anyone and everyone with an interest in Britain’s inland waterways—experienced boaters and those planning their first boat trip, walkers, cyclists, and visitors. Maps show locks, bridges, tunnels, aqueducts, winding holes, and the towpath; waterpoints, sanitary stations, pump out facilities, and refuse disposal; boatyards, pubs, restaurants, and shops; and mile markers and milestones (distance in miles and number of locks to strategic points along the waterways). Text includes the history of each canal; local services and places of interest, pubs and restaurants; and opportunities for walking and cycling. Comprehensive navigational notes include maximum dimensions and low bridges; mileages, advice, and potential hazards; and navigation authorities and contact details. Waterways covered in this guide: Caldon and Leek Canals, Llangollen Canal, Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal, Neath & Tennant and Swansea Canals, Montgomery Canal, Shropshire Union Canal, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, Trent & Mersey Canal, and River Weaver.

The Canals of Britain

The Comprehensive Guide
Author: Stuart Fisher
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472940032
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 336
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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 very popular with canal enthusiasts and boaters wanting to get the most out of Britain's canals. This third edition has been revised to reflect the ever-changing landscape of Britain's canals, and includes many new colour photographs to help bring it to life.

River Thames and the Southern Waterways


Author: Collins Uk
Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780007281671
Category: Travel
Page: 200
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First published in the 1970s, the Collins/Nicholson guides to the waterways are designed for anyone and everyone with an interest in Britain’s inland waterways—experienced boaters and those planning their first boat trip, walkers, cyclists, and visitors. Maps show locks, bridges, tunnels, aqueducts, winding holes, and the towpath; waterpoints, sanitary stations, pump out facilities, and refuse disposal; boatyards, pubs, restaurants, and shops; and mile markers and milestones (distance in miles and number of locks to strategic points along the waterways). Text includes the history of each canal; local services and places of interest, pubs and restaurants; and opportunities for walking and cycling. Comprehensive navigational notes include maximum dimensions and low bridges; mileages, advice, and potential hazards; and navigation authorities and contact details. Waterways covered in this guide: Basingstoke Canal, Bridgwater & Taunton Canal, Grand Western Canal, Exeter Ship Canal, Kennet & Avon Canal, River Thames, and River Wey.

Waterways of Britain

An Illustrated Guide to Britain's Best Waterways
Author: Collins Maps Staff,Jonathan Mosse
Publisher: Collins
ISBN: 9780008195472
Category:
Page: 304
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Exploring Britain's most beautiful waterways. Discover a hidden countryside which is packed with wildlife along with industrial heritage. Regarded as the 'quickest way of slowing down', the canals and rivers of Britain evoke a bygone era when life moved at a more leisurely pace. A selection of Britain's main navigation's are shown. Waterways of Britain offers a well-rounded view of the contemporary inland waterways system. This picture is built up by delving into their historical past, by a close examination of the present scene, together with a forward glance towards future directions and development. * Features a timeline of important waterway developments from early beginnings through to the present day - with a look towards the future. * Offers an insight into the sometimes hidden wealth of waterway features and heritage. * Illustrated with mapping and over 300 contemporary photographs. * Facts and figures for selected waterways. * Introduces the diverse wildlife to be found along the waterways. Originally published in hardback as The Times Waterways of Britain (2010).

History of Woman Suffrage: 1900-1920


Author: Elizabeth Cady Stanton,Susan Brownell Anthony,Matilda Joslyn Gage,Ida Husted Harper
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Women
Page: N.A
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Human Accomplishment

The Pursuit of Excellence in the Arts and Sciences, 800 B.C. to 1950
Author: Charles Murray
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061745677
Category: History
Page: 688
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A sweeping cultural survey reminiscent of Barzun's From Dawn to Decadence. "At irregular times and in scattered settings, human beings have achieved great things. Human Accomplishment is about those great things, falling in the domains known as the arts and sciences, and the people who did them.' So begins Charles Murray's unique account of human excellence, from the age of Homer to our own time. Employing techniques that historians have developed over the last century but that have rarely been applied to books written for the general public, Murray compiles inventories of the people who have been essential to the stories of literature, music, art, philosophy, and the sciences—a total of 4,002 men and women from around the world, ranked according to their eminence. The heart of Human Accomplishment is a series of enthralling descriptive chapters: on the giants in the arts and what sets them apart from the merely great; on the differences between great achievement in the arts and in the sciences; on the meta-inventions, 14 crucial leaps in human capacity to create great art and science; and on the patterns and trajectories of accomplishment across time and geography. Straightforwardly and undogmatically, Charles Murray takes on some controversial questions. Why has accomplishment been so concentrated in Europe? Among men? Since 1400? He presents evidence that the rate of great accomplishment has been declining in the last century, asks what it means, and offers a rich framework for thinking about the conditions under which the human spirit has expressed itself most gloriously. Eye-opening and humbling, Human Accomplishment is a fascinating work that describes what humans at their best can achieve, provides tools for exploring its wellsprings, and celebrates the continuing common quest of humans everywhere to discover truths, create beauty, and apprehend the good.

Collins/Nicholson Inland Waterways Map of Great Britain


Author: HarperCollins,HarperCollins UK,Collins UK
Publisher: HarperCollins (UK)
ISBN: 9780007452644
Category: Transportation
Page: N.A
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The map companion to the Collins/Nicholson Waterways Guides, covering the entire network of canal and river navigations in England, Scotland, and Wales, including newly restored/opened canals and rivers.

Map Inland Waterways of Great Britain


Author: N.A
Publisher: Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson
ISBN: 9781846235238
Category: Transportation
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The revised edition covers changes to the restored Droitwich Canal, Fenland waterways, Norfolk Broads and the Wey and Arun Canal which is undergoing restoration. The inset plan of the London area has been extended eastwards to show the location of the Olympic Park and rivers around it. "Fully revised to include changes to the Droitwich Canals, Fenland waterways and the Wey & Arun Canal, which is undergoing restoration. It features inset plans of North West England (the Cheshire Ring), the Black Country, the Norfolk Broads, Scotland's canals and lcohs, and London's waterways, the latter map now extended eastwards to show the location of Olympic Park and surrounding rivers and creeks. Look out for a superb cover photo of Caen Hill Locks on the Kennet 7 Avon Navigation!" Keith Goss, Waterways World July 2013

2018 Collins Europe Essential Road Atlas


Author: Collins Maps
Publisher: Collins
ISBN: 9780008262518
Category:
Page: 292
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Up-to-date A4 spiral bound road atlas of Europe. Contains clear, detailed road mapping, perfect for touring the Mediterranean, Iberian peninsula, Scandinavia and many other European tourist destinations. Scale of main maps 1:1,000,000 (1 cm to 10 km / 1 inch to 16 miles). MAIN FEATURESClear, easy to follow road maps at a scale of 1:1,000,000. Euroroutes and motorways are easily distinguished on the mapping. The maps also show international road classifications, road distances in kilometres and relief is shown by attractive layer tints. INCLUDES* Route planning maps. * Over 100 scenic routes shown. * Toll motorways shown. * Guide to international road signs, driving advice and useful internet links. * Route maps of 64 major cities. * Street plans of 16 major cities. * Locator diagrams on each page to help you navigate. * More detailed road maps extending from Amsterdam to Munich, making route following easier through this densely populated area. * Top 25 European destinations as recommended on Tripadvisor� AREA OF COVERAGEThe mapping extends from the North Cape (Norway) to Gibraltar and from Ireland to east of Moscow. Also includes Iceland and Cyprus.

Canal Walks


Author: Julia Bradbury
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
ISBN: 9780711232495
Category: Canals
Page: 112
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Seasoned stomper Julia Bradbury dons her walking boots once again to explore the canals of Britain and their accompanying towpath trails. Accompanying the four part BBC television series, the walks featured in this book follow a hidden network of locks, bridges, aqueducts and tunnels, perfect for walkers wanting to explore on foot. It was canals that transformed Britain into an economic superpower, the transport arteries at the heart of an expanding industrial age. By the late 1700s Canal Mania was sweeping the nation and a new and growing network of transport superhighways dominated the landscape. Canals had arrived connecting towns and cities with Britain's industrial heartlands and export hubs. Here are four of the best walks, all offering an insight into Britain's industrial heritage. Navigating Highland Glens, rolling countryside, river valleys and our industrial heartland these waterways cut a sedate path through some of the country's finest scenery. Today, over 2,000 miles of restored canals offer a gateway into a different world. This book covers four different walks: 1. Llangollen Canal- 'A Stream Through The Skies' (North Wales) 2. Caledonian Canal- 'From Coast to Coast' (Highlands) 3. Worcester & Birmingham Canal- 'Industrial Revelations' (Birmingham) 4. Kennet & Avon Canal- 'Restoration & Renaissance' (Bath)