The Caledonian Canal
A Paperback edition by A.D. Cameron in English (Nov 1, 2005)
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Short Description: Linking the east and west of Scotland, The Caledonian Canal is one of Scotland's greatest engineering projects. This new (4th) edition of A.D. Cameron's classic book traces the... Read more
Linking the east and west of Scotland, The Caledonian Canal is one of Scotland's greatest engineering projects. This new (4th) edition of A.D. Cameron's classic book traces the canal's history from Thomas Telford's first survey in 1801 into the twenty-first century. Telford's plan, to connect Loch Ness, Loch Oich and Loch Lochy with each other and the sea, was a huge undertaking which brought civil engineering to the Highlands on a heroic scale.
Deep in the Highlands, engineers forged their way through the Great Glen to construct the biggest canal of its day: twenty-two miles of artificial cutting and no fewer than twenty-eight locks.
Illustrated with a huge number of photographs, diagrams and maps, and featuring the fruits of much recent research, this book is a fitting celebration of this remarkable feat of engineering.
- A.D. Cameron
- Birlinn General , Birlinn Ltd
- Publication date
- Nov 1, 2005
- Product dimensions
- 139 x 215 x 19mm