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Canals with CD Rom
Robert J Kapsch
W W Norton
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2007-05-03 14:53:11
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A Norton/Library of Congress Visual Sourcebook

By Robert J. Kapsch.

Cloth with dust jacket, 356 pages, w/CD-ROM (non-returnable when opened), 800 illustrations, 8.5x11.5.

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"A richly illustrated history of America's first transportation system, Canals describes the development of these waterways in their heyday and shows the varied structures-including locks, lockhouses, aqueducts, bridges, dams, and tunnels-they engendered. It provides a capsule tour of 35 canals and a visual journey along two of the most famous canals: the Chesapeake and Ohio (now a National Park) and the Morris Canal (largely lost to development). This volume offers the largest single source of material for architects and engineers engaged in preservation and rehabilitation, as well as a beguiling view of landscape treasures past and present.

"CD-ROM included: screen resolution scans in easy-to-use TIFF format for Mac and PC.

"The strength of this book is its 555 mostly historic photographs and architectural drawings of the canals… [E]xcellent value for money as it includes a CD with all the images used in the book at a a size that could be studied in more details and printed out for home use."—Waterways World

"A richly illustrated history of America's first transportation network… [An essential reference for all aficionados of canal landscape and lore. The accompanying CD-ROM contains high-quality, downloadable versions of all the illustrations."—The Tiller: A Publication of the Virginia Canals and Navigations Society

“Exhaustively illustrated.”—Civil Engineering

“A treasury of historic photographs, illustrations, and plans of canals. . . . Provides the largest single source of material for those interested in the fascinating history of the classic era of American canals (1785-1860), for those who wish to explore canals today, and for professionals engaged in the preservation and rehabilitation of canals.”—The Canaller, Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park"