Canals in Britain by Alison Ross

Cover of: Canals in Britain | Alison Ross

Published by Blackwell .

Written in English

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Edition Notes

For children.

Book details

Statementillustrations by Kathleen Gell.
SeriesLearning library; no.10
The Physical Object
Pagination62p.,ill.,21cm
Number of Pages62
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21740748M

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The Romans also created several navigable canals, such as Foss Dyke, to link rivers, enabling increased transport inland by water. The United Kingdom's navigable water network grew as the demand for industrial transport increased.

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