Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited
View: 6436This popular guide covers the canals and waterways between Birmingham and the River Medway. Colour Ordnance Survey® maps clearly show locks, towpaths, and boating facilities. There are also comprehensive navigational notes as well as descriptions of the towns and villages, pubs and restaurants alongside the waterways.
Author: Collins Maps
View: 7940The 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. Covered in this guide are: Ashby Canal; Birmingham Canal Navigations (Main Line); Birmingham & Fazeley Canal; Coventry Canal; Erewash Canal; Grand Union Canal (Main Line, Leicester Section and the River Soar); Oxford Canal, North; Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, North; Stratford-on-Avon Canal, North; Worcester & Birmingham Canal, North; and the Trent & Mersey Canal. The detailed Ordnance Survey(R) maps clearly show the location of essential features such as locks, towpaths and boating facilities, as well as pubs, shops and restaurants in the area. There are comprehensive navigational notes and descriptive text on the history of each canal, and on local services and places of interest, for which postcodes are included - ideal for use with sat-navs. This practical A5 guide features 'lie flat' spiral binding and 'book mark' back cover flap for ease of reference. In print for over 40 years, the Collins/Nicholson guides to the waterways have always been a vital part of journeys along Britain's canals and rivers. These bestselling guides are designed for anyone and everyone with an interest in Britain's inland waterways - from experienced boaters to those planning their first boat trip, as well as walkers, cyclists and visitors. Nicholson's - The bestselling guides to Britain's Waterways.
Author: Collins Uk
Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited
View: 6100First published in the 1970s, the Collins/Nicholson guides to the waterways are designed for anyone and everyone with an interest in Britain’s inland waterways—experienced boaters and those planning their first boat trip, walkers, cyclists, and visitors. Maps show locks, bridges, tunnels, aqueducts, winding holes, and the towpath; waterpoints, sanitary stations, pump out facilities, and refuse disposal; boatyards, pubs, restaurants, and shops; and mile markers and milestones (distance in miles and number of locks to strategic points along the waterways). Text includes the history of each canal; local services and places of interest, pubs and restaurants; and opportunities for walking and cycling. Comprehensive navigational notes include maximum dimensions and low bridges; mileages, advice, and potential hazards; and navigation authorities and contact details. Waterways covered in this guide: Basingstoke Canal, Bridgwater & Taunton Canal, Grand Western Canal, Exeter Ship Canal, Kennet & Avon Canal, River Thames, and River Wey.
Living Afloat on the Inland Waterways
Author: Tony Jones
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Sports & Recreation
View: 2937The romantic dream of downsizing, giving up the ratrace, and living life at 4mph on the inland waterways is proving more and more attractive. But for tens of thousands of people it is not just a romantic dream but an actual lifestyle. Tony Jones is one of those people. He has lived aboard his 50ft narrowboat for over 7 years and in this very practical book he documents what the liveaboard lifestyle is really like, focusing on the practical issues of day to day living for those who want to know what living on a boat actually entails, to see how to manage it for themselves. Topics covered include: - the pros, cons and costs of a residential mooring - power usage and energy consumption (and how it differs from a house) - how to stay warm - the choice of coal, electric, gas or wood heating - boat loos - the pros and cons, and troubleshooting typical problems - entertainment - TV, radio, internet, DVDs - logistical problems - no postal address, GP access, vehicle access or use The aim of this book is to feed people's dreams by showing that every possible problem that could arise when living on a boat has a tried and tested solution. The dream is perfectly possible, and this book is the complete practical guide to achieving it.
Author: Nick Corble
View: 3036Wending its way from Fenny Compton to Oxford, the southern part of the Oxford Canal passes through some of England's prettiest landscapes and picture-postcard villages. This towpath guide is not just for those taking a holiday along this beautiful stretch of water but also for those interested in the area and what it has to offer. Covering an area some mile or two either side of the canal, it is an invaluable resource for the canal boater, day tripper, angler, walker and interested local and covers the area from Fenny Compton to Oxford, a stretch of about forty miles. The South Oxford Canal is the first in a series of Towpath Guides from The History Press.
The Pursuit of Excellence in the Arts and Sciences, 800 B.C. to 1950
Author: Charles Murray
Publisher: Harper Collins
View: 8406A sweeping cultural survey reminiscent of Barzun's From Dawn to Decadence. "At irregular times and in scattered settings, human beings have achieved great things. Human Accomplishment is about those great things, falling in the domains known as the arts and sciences, and the people who did them.' So begins Charles Murray's unique account of human excellence, from the age of Homer to our own time. Employing techniques that historians have developed over the last century but that have rarely been applied to books written for the general public, Murray compiles inventories of the people who have been essential to the stories of literature, music, art, philosophy, and the sciences—a total of 4,002 men and women from around the world, ranked according to their eminence. The heart of Human Accomplishment is a series of enthralling descriptive chapters: on the giants in the arts and what sets them apart from the merely great; on the differences between great achievement in the arts and in the sciences; on the meta-inventions, 14 crucial leaps in human capacity to create great art and science; and on the patterns and trajectories of accomplishment across time and geography. Straightforwardly and undogmatically, Charles Murray takes on some controversial questions. Why has accomplishment been so concentrated in Europe? Among men? Since 1400? He presents evidence that the rate of great accomplishment has been declining in the last century, asks what it means, and offers a rich framework for thinking about the conditions under which the human spirit has expressed itself most gloriously. Eye-opening and humbling, Human Accomplishment is a fascinating work that describes what humans at their best can achieve, provides tools for exploring its wellsprings, and celebrates the continuing common quest of humans everywhere to discover truths, create beauty, and apprehend the good.
Author: Norman Arlott
View: 8011This comprehensive new field guide is an excellent addition to the world-renowned series - the ultimate reference book for travelling birdwatchers. Every species of bird you might encounter in the region is featured, apart from non-established introductions. This includes coverage of China (south of the line used to define the Palearctic), Hainan (treated separately from SE China), Taiwan, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and the Coco Islands. As many of the major subspecies as possible are also included. Beautiful artwork depicts their breeding plumage, and non-breeding plumage when it differs significantly. The accompanying text concentrates on the specific characteristics and appearance of each species that allow identification in the field, including voice and distribution maps.
Managing the Uncertainty in Restoring Physical Habitat
Author: Stephen Darby,David Sear
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
View: 5776River restoration projects are designed to recreate functional characteristics within a context of physical stability. They tend to focus on the development and application of geomorphic principles for river restoration design. Due to different models obtaining different results on the same problem, incomplete or absent data, and climatic/social/cultural changes, the designers and managers of such projects frequently face high levels of uncertainty. This book will provide a systematic overview of the issues involved in minimizing and coping with uncertainty in river restoration projects. A series of thematic sections will be used to define the various sources of uncertainty in restoration projects and how these show at different points in the life cycle (design, construction and post-construction phases) of restoration projects. The structure of the book will offer a rational theoretical analysis of the problem while providing practical guidance in managing the different sources of uncertainty. A wide range of case studies will be included from Europe, North America and Australasia
Author: Peter Robinson,Sine Heitmann,Peter U. C. Dieke
Category: Business & Economics
View: 547Tourism studies at Masters level are often divided into subsets of tourism such as environmental tourism, rural tourism and sports tourism. This book provides an overview of types of tourism, and common themes studied in courses to allow undergraduate students to become familiar with a wide range of tourism topics at a foundation level, allowing them to make an informed decision about their future studies and career. It will also be a useful text for providing a broad brush introduction to the major topics that are covered in undergraduate courses. Popular subjects like urban tourism, festival.
Author: Collins Maps
View: 9068The number 1 choice for all users of the inland waterways. This popular and practical guide covers the canals and waterways of the Broads National Park, including the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads and the Rivers Ant, Bure, Thurne, Wensum, Yare, Chet and Waveney. The detailed Ordnance Survey(R) maps clearly show the location of essential features such as locks, towpaths and boating facilities, as well as pubs, shops and restaurants in the area. There are comprehensive navigational notes and descriptive text on the history of The Broads, and on local services and places of interest, for which postcodes are included - ideal for use with sat-navs. This practical A5 guide features 'lie flat' spiral binding and 'book mark' back cover flap for ease of reference. The Broads are one of Britain's best-known holiday boating areas. They make up Britain's largest and most important protected wetland and are a national park providing a home to some of the rarest plants and animals in the country. A unique and enchanting wetland, with over 125 miles of lock-free, navigable tidal waters, all waiting to be explored. Nicholson's - The bestselling guides to Britain's Waterways.
Author: HarperCollins,HarperCollins UK,Collins UK
Publisher: HarperCollins (UK)
View: 5041The map companion to the Collins/Nicholson Waterways Guides, covering the entire network of canal and river navigations in England, Scotland, and Wales, including newly restored/opened canals and rivers.
Oxford, Reading, Brentford
Author: Michael Pearson
View: 7139This guide focuses on the Kennet & Avon, linking Bristol with Reading, and the River Thames between Oxford and Brentford, expertly interpreted to inspire you, on foot, afloat or by bicycle.