Waterways - Past & Present : A Unique Portrait of Britain's Waterways Heritage

Author(s): Derek Pratt

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A bestseller in hardback, this beautiful celebration of Britain's rich waterways heritage is now available in paperback for the first time. Through the superb photography of Derek Pratt, this lovely and quirky book looks at 50 transitional years when Britain's inland waterways changed from being a thriving commercial transport system to the much-loved pleasure cruising network it is today. Each double page spread juxtaposes superb atmospheric black and white photos of the locations as they were 50 years ago with vibrant colour photos showing how they look today, with many new photographs and updated captions for this edition. From quintessentially English rivers to London's busy canal network, this wonderful book highlights the architectural legacy and natural beauty that attracts thousands of visitors to go boating or walking along the towpaths.

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A unique photographic record of Britain's magnificent and varied waterways heritage, this beautiful book traces the changing nature of our inland waterways, from being a thriving commercial transport system to today's pleasure cruising network.

Anyone who cannot see the attraction in canals should take a look through this book... those already converted will find it irresistible. Canoeist (July 2006) A unique photographic record of Britain's magnificent and varied waterways heritage. Best of British Magazine (July 2006) This book is packed with beautiful photographs and interesting information. Each double page spread juxtaposes superb atmospheric black and white photos of the locations as they were 40 years ago with vibrant colour photos showing how they look today. Gaffer's Log (December 2006) [A] wonderful book. The Little Ship (Winter 2006)

Derek Pratt is a professional photographer and specialist writeron inland waterways. He regularly writes and photographs for Britain's leading waterways magazine Canal Boat and is the author of London's Waterways, Urban Waterways, The Thames and Great Waterways Journeys, all published by Adlard Coles Nautical.

General Fields

  • : 9781472912015
  • : Adlard Coles Nautical
  • : Adlard Coles Nautical
  • : 0.454
  • : July 2015
  • : 250mm X 250mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : June 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Derek Pratt
  • : Paperback
  • : 2nd Revised edition
  • : 386.0941
  • : 160
  • : Archive and colour photography throughout