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The Civil engineering of canals and railways before 1850

Author: Mike Chrimes
Publisher: Aldershot, Hampshire, Great Britain ; Brookfield, VT : Ashgate, ©1997.
Series: Studies in the history of civil engineering, v. 7.
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Between 1750 and 1850 the British landscape was transformed by a transport revolution. This book examines the history of how the engineering works themselves were made possible, looking at how canals  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Civil engineering of canals and railways before 1850.
Aldershot, Hampshire, Great Britain ; Brookfield, VT : Ashgate, ©1997
(OCoLC)606299509
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Chrimes
ISBN: 0860787567 9780860787563
OCLC Number: 38738789
Description: xxxviii, 378 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Canals and river navigations before 1750 / A.W. Skempton --
The Waltham pound lock / K.R. Fairclough --
Rivers and canals / Charles Hadfield --
The construction of the Huddersfield narrow canal, 1794-1811 : with particular reference to Standedge tunnel / R.B. Schofield --
John Pinkerton and the Birmingham canals / S.R. Broadbridge --
Managerial organization on the Caledonian canal, 1803-1822 / Alastair Penfold --
Along the water : the genius and the theory. D'Alembert, Condorcet and Bossut and the Picardy canal controversy / Pietro Redondi --
Poverty, distress and disease : labour and the construction of the Rideau canal, 1826-1832 / William N.T. Wylie --
Hugh McIntosh (1768-1840), national contractor / Mike Chrimes --
Some railway facts and fallacies / Charles E. Lee --
The influence of landowners on route selection / Frank A. Sharman --
England's first rails : a reconsideration / Richard S. Smith --
The Buttterley Company and railway construction, 1790-1830 / P.J. Riden --
Cast iron edge-rails at Walker Colliery, 1798 / A.W. Skempton and A. Andrews --
Embankments and cuttings on the early railways / A.W. Skempton --
The railway navvy : a reassessment / David Brooke --
Railway contractors and the finance of railway development in Britain / Harold Pollins --
The origin of American railroad technology, 1825-1840 / Darwin H. Stapleton --
Tracks and timber / John H. White.
Series Title: Studies in the history of civil engineering, v. 7.
Responsibility: edited by Mike Chrimes.

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