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The Canal Builders, The Story of Canal Engineers Through the Ages

Robert Payne

Published by Macmillan Co, New York, NY, 1959
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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The Canal Builders, The Story of Canal Engineers Through the Ages by Robert Payne. Published by Macmillan Co, New York, NY, 1959. 1st Stated Printing. Hardbound, no DJ. Size 8vo. Condition: Nr Fine. Corners rubbed and bumped, overall content excellent. 278 Pgs. LCCN 59-5635. Here are the engineering marvels of the ancient world, the Arabian achievements in the Dark Ages, and the dramatic advances in the art of man-made rivers during the Italian Renaissance. The American canal boom of the 1820's, as well as the effect of the new canals on pushing back the American frontier, is highlighted. Dramatic chapters tell of the heartbreak and ultimate success of the Panama, the still-evolving saga of the Suez, the tremendous accomplishments of Soviet engineers in modern times and the controversial work-in-progress on the St Lawrence Seaway. Maps and photographs illustrate. Description text copyright 2007 BooksForComfort. Item ID 13785. Bookseller Inventory # 13785

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Title: The Canal Builders, The Story of Canal ...

Publisher: Macmillan Co, New York, NY

Publication Date: 1959

Binding: Hardback

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: 1st edition.

Book Type: book

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