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On the edge : coastlines of Britain

Author: R W Duck
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores the coming of railways to the eduge of Britain, the ruthlessness of the companies involved and the transformation of the coastline through the damage to the environment.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R W Duck
ISBN: 9780748697618 0748697616 9780748697625 0748697624
OCLC Number: 884817662
Description: xviii, 222 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Cometh the railway --
Over the edge --
The edge of collapse --
Across salt marsh, mudflat, slob and sleech --
Removing shingle from the beach is prohibited --
A little exercise of observation and reflection.
Responsibility: Robert Duck.

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The building of railways has had a profound but largely ignored physical impact on Britain's coasts. This book explores the coming of railways to the edge of Britain, the ruthlessness of the  Read more...

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