Canals, Barges and People

Canals, Barges and People

Author: John O'Connor

Publisher: Unicorn PressLtd

ISBN: 1910065250

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 95

View: 852

A classic book on the delights of our rivers and waterways. This is a lyrical prose, illustrated with over thirty sensitive engravings which capture the author's love of nature, as well as the characters in this world. He had a pastoral vision, albeit one imbued with melancholy, at the passing of working barges and a changing world.

Technical Innovation in American History: An Encyclopedia of Science and Technology [3 volumes]

Technical Innovation in American History: An Encyclopedia of Science and Technology [3 volumes]

Author: Rosanne Welch

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610690942

Category: History

Page: 1082

View: 220

From the invention of eyeglasses to the Internet, this three-volume set examines the pivotal effects that inventions have had on society, providing a fascinating history of technology and innovations in the United States from the earliest colonization by Europeans to the present. • Encourages readers to consider the tremendous potential impact of advances in science and technology and the ramifications of important inventions on the global market, human society, and even the planet as a whole • Supports eras addressed in the National Standards for American history as well as curricular units on inventions, discoveries, and technological advances • Includes primary documents, a chronology, and section openers that help readers contextualize the content

The Antebellum Period

The Antebellum Period

Author: James M. Volo

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313325189

Category: History

Page: 401

View: 113

Examines American cultural life and its influences during the period of 1820 to 1860, covering such topics as food, recreation, fashion, music, art, literature, travel, and the world of youth.

Building the Erie Canal

Building the Erie Canal

Author: Rebecca Stefoff

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781502629609

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 34

View: 945

The Erie Canal was mocked as a big ditch when it was started, but by the time it was completed in 1825 it was called an engineering marvel. Readers learn how engineers overcame a rise in elevation of 568 feet between the Hudson River and Lake Erie with locks and aqueducts to create a waterway that changed America.

Canals

Canals

Author: Diyan Leake

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 9781406283884

Category: Canals

Page: 26

View: 520

In this book, children learn all about canals, including different types of canal, how people use canals, and how to stay safe near canals. The book also includes a world map showing some of the most important canals in each continent.

Access to History: Britain 1750-1900

Access to History: Britain 1750-1900

Author: Walter Robson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198335431

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 88

View: 800

This accessible series for Key Stage 3 is directed at lower-attaining pupils and covers all core study units. Each book provides simple, uncluttered text, clear illustrations, and uncomplicated resources to interest and motivate students.