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The Resource World heritage canal : Thomas Telford and the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, Paul A. Lynn

World heritage canal : Thomas Telford and the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, Paul A. Lynn

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World heritage canal : Thomas Telford and the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
Title
World heritage canal
Title remainder
Thomas Telford and the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
Statement of responsibility
Paul A. Lynn
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Thomas Telford was arguably the greatest civil engineer Britain has ever produced. This book reveals his humble beginnings and then describes his self-propelled rise from journeyman stonemason to famous canal engineer. In 1793 Telford was appointed principal engineer on the Ellesmere Canal (now the Llangollen Canal) in North Wales. An 11-mile section of the canal, including his magnificent Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, has recently been granted UNESCO World Heritage status, putting it in the company of such international icons as the Taj Mahal, the Statue of Liberty, and the Tower of London. Completed in 1805, the aqueduct represented a stupendous advance in civil engineering; but it was designed for canal boats and tucked away in a relatively unfrequented valley
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StDuBDS
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Lynn, Paul A
Dewey number
  • 627.1'3'0942939
  • 627.1'3'0942939
  • 627.130942939
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Telford, Thomas
  • Pontcysyllte Aqueduct (Wales)
  • Llangollen Canal (England and Wales)
  • Technology
Label
World heritage canal : Thomas Telford and the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, Paul A. Lynn
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781849953986
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
144 pages
Isbn
9781849953986
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (colour)
Label
World heritage canal : Thomas Telford and the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, Paul A. Lynn
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781849953986
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
144 pages
Isbn
9781849953986
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (colour)

Library Locations

    • Shepherds Bush LibraryBorrow it
      6 Wood Lane, Lonodon, W12 7BF, GB
      51.5059745 -0.2241114
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