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  • Four Counties & the Welsh Canals No. 4 by Collins Maps
    Four Counties & the Welsh Canals No. 4 (English, Spiral bound) Collins Maps

    The number 1 choice for all users of the inland waterways. This established, popular and practical guide covers the canals and waterways in Wales and to the south of Liverpool.

    $16.77 $27.95

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  • Grand Union, Oxford & the South East No. 1 by Collins Maps
    Grand Union, Oxford & the South East No. 1 (Spiral bound) Collins Maps

    The number 1 guide for all users of Britain's inland waterways. This established, popular and practical guide covers the canals and waterways between London and Birmingham.

    $17.51 $27.95
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  • North West & the Pennines No. 5 by Collins Maps
    North West & the Pennines No. 5 (English, Spiral bound) Collins Maps

    The number 1 choice for all users of the inland waterways. This established, popular and practical guide covers the canals and waterways in the north west of England around Merseyside and Manchester.

    $19.40 $27.95
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  • Pearson's Canal Companion, Stourport Ring by Michael Pearson
    Pearson's Canal Companion, Stourport Ring (Paperback) Michael Pearson

    A guide to the popular Stourport Ring and Black Country Ring cruising circuits, featuring the Dudley and Stourbridge canals and the atmospheric Birmingham Canal Navigations.

    $15.08 $23.00
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  • Welsh Waters by Michael Pearson
    Welsh Waters (Paperback) Michael Pearson

    This extended 10th edition of Michael Pearson's Welsh Waters Canal Companion focusses on the Llangollen, Montgomery and Monmouthshire & Brecon canals in Wales, and the Shropshire Union Canal in England. Over 200 miles of canals expertly interpreted to inspire you, on foot, afloat or by bicycle.

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  • Birmingham & the Heart of England - No. 3 by Collins Maps
    Birmingham & the Heart of England - No. 3 (Spiral bound) Collins Maps

    The number 1 choice for all users of the inland waterways. This established, popular and practical guide covers the canals and waterways around Birmingham and central England.

    $20.75 $26.95
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  • Severn, Avon & Birmingham No. 2 by Collins Maps
    Severn, Avon & Birmingham No. 2 (Spiral bound) Collins Maps

    The number 1 choice for all users of the inland waterways. This established, popular and practical guide covers the canals and waterways around Birmingham and the River Severn.

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  • Water Ways by Jasper Winn
    Water Ways (Hardback) Jasper Winn

    For a hundred and fifty years, between the plod of packhorse trains and the arrival of the railways, canals were the high-tech water machine driving the industrial revolution. Amazing feats of engineering, they carried the rural into the city and the urban into the countryside, and changed the lives of everyone. And then, just when their purpose was extinguished by modern transport, they were...

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  • The Liveaboard Guide by Tony Jones
    The Liveaboard Guide (English, Paperback) Tony Jones

    The essential guide to living on a boat on canals and rivers, focusing on the practical issues of how to manage every aspect of day to day living.

    $22.24
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  • Building a Strip Canoe, Second Edition by Gil Gilpatrick
    Building a Strip Canoe, Second Edition (English, Paperback) Gil Gilpatrick

    Covering everything from safety in the boat to shop repairs, this book thoroughly explains the whys and shortcuts learned from the author's experience in the shop and on the water. It includes full-sized plans for 8 well-proven canoe designs, most of which are the author's own adaptations.

    $22.75 $24.95
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  • Pearson's Canal Companion - Kennet & Avon, River Thames by Michael Pearson
    Pearson's Canal Companion - Kennet & Avon, River Thames (Paperback) Michael Pearson

    Features facts and figures, insights and entertainment, wit and wisdom: from Brentford to Burscough, from Shardlow to Sharpness, from Tipton to Todmorden. This title encourages all manner of folk to explore inland waterways. It focusses on the Kennet & Avon, linking Bristol with Reading, and the River Thames between Oxford and Brentford.

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  • Royal Navy Type 45 Destroyer Manual by Jonathan Gates
    Royal Navy Type 45 Destroyer Manual (English, Hardback) Jonathan Gates

    The Type 45 ?Daring' class is the largest and most powerful air defense destroyer class ever operated by the Royal Navy and the largest general purpose surface warship (excluding aircraft carriers and amphibious ships) to join the fleet since the Second World War cruisers. Author Jonathan Gates describes the development, trials and entry into Royal Navy service of the Type 45, the anatomy of the vessel, its propulsion system, radar command and control systems, weapons systems, and how the ship is operated at sea. This new Haynes manual is an officially licensed book with the Royal Navy.

    $26.82 $34.95
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  • Sentinels of the Sea by R. G. Grant
    Sentinels of the Sea (Hardback) R. G. Grant

    Lighthouses have always unsettled and attracted in equal measure, highlighting the triumphs and failures in humanity's battle with the forces of nature. Taking as its heroes the lighthouses themselves, Sentinels of the Sea describes the engineering genius that allowed their construction on even the smallest of rock outcrops and the innovations that made the lights so powerful and reliable. ...

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  • 200 Years of The Lancaster Canal by Gordon Biddle
    200 Years of The Lancaster Canal (English, Hardback) Gordon Biddle

    This book examines the history of the waterway, its powerful effect on the 18-19th century economy of north Lancashire and south Cumbria, the canal as it is today and the efforts being made to restore it to navigation throughout.

    $29.78 $49.95
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  • The Narrowboat Guide by Tony Jones
    The Narrowboat Guide (English, Paperback) Tony Jones

    A complete guide to choosing, designing and maintaining a narrow boat.

    $26.68 $33.00
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  • Narrow Boat by L. T. C. Rolt
    Narrow Boat (English, Paperback) L. T. C. Rolt

    First published in 1944, and now reissued with new black-and-white illustrations and a foreword by Jo Bell, Canal Laureate, this book has become a classic on its subject, and may be said to have started a revival of interest in the English waterways.

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  • Rms Titanic Manual by David F. Hutchings
    Rms Titanic Manual (English, Paperback) David F. Hutchings

    The world famous ocean liner Titanic, which sank on her maiden voyage in 1912, is the latest subject to receive the Haynes Manual treatment

    $18.63 $23.95
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  • Ninety Seconds at Zeebrugge by Iain Yardley
    Ninety Seconds at Zeebrugge (English, Paperback) Iain Yardley

    Revisiting the 1987 Zeebrugge disaster through the eyes of those involved

    $23.91 $26.05
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  • Sir John Franklin's Erebus and Terror Expedition by Gillian Hutchinson
    Sir John Franklin's Erebus and Terror Expedition (English, Paperback) Gillian Hutchinson

    The true story of Sir John Franklin's fateful expedition in HMS Erebus and HMS Terror of the North-West Passage in 1845, and the eventual discovery of the ships' wrecks in 2014 and 2016.

    $23.60 $28.00
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  • How To Build A Boat by Jonathan Gornall
    How To Build A Boat (Hardback) Jonathan Gornall

    The story of a magical voyage of rediscovery.

    $21.38
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