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Waterways Past and Present By Derek Pratt

Waterways Past and Present
by Derek Pratt

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A photographic record of Britain's varied waterways heritage. This book looks at 40 transitional years when Britain's inland waterways changed from being a thriving commercial transport system to the varied and beautiful pleasure cruising network.
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Waterways Past and Present Summary


Waterways Past and Present: A Unique Record of Britain's Waterways Heritage by Derek Pratt

Waterways Past and Present is a unique photographic record of Britain's magnificent and varied waterways heritage. Through the superb photography of Derek Pratt, this book looks at 40 transitional years when Britain's inland waterways changed from being a thriving commercial transport system to the varied and beautiful pleasure cruising network it is today. 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. From quintessentially English rivers to London's busy canal network, all are captured in this wonderful celebration of Britain's inland waterways heritage, highlighting the architectural legacy and natural beauty that attracts thousands of visitors to go boating or walk along the towpaths.

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Waterways Past and Present Reviews


'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)

About Derek Pratt


Derek Pratt is a professional photographer and specialist writer on inland waterways. His photo library contains a large collection of photos taken over a period of 45 years, and he is the author of several books and articles on the subject.

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GOR003637255
Waterways Past and Present: A Unique Record of Britain's Waterways Heritage by Derek Pratt
Derek Pratt
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2006-05-08
160
0713676345
9780713676341
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.