Canal building in Europe

Brennan, Claire (2011) Canal building in Europe. In: Overfield, James H., (ed.) World History Encyclopedia, Era 7: The Age of Revolutions 1750-1914. World History Encyclopedia, 16 . ABC-CLIO, Santa Barbara, CA, pp. 1026-1028.

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[Extract] The years after 1750 saw a significant burst of canal building, first in Britain and then across Europe, as Dutch engineering techniques spread and industrialization created new demand for cheap and reliable ways to move raw materials and finished products. For centuries Europeans had been altering the course of rivers to aid transport. Such alterations usually involved straightening the course of a river or deepening it to help the passage of boats. The process was known as canalization, and the waterways created were often referred to as navigations.

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ISBN: 978-1-85109-975-7
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2012 01:30
FoR Codes: 21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2103 Historical Studies > 210305 British History @ 40%
21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2103 Historical Studies > 210307 European History (excl British, Classical Greek and Roman) @ 30%
21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2103 Historical Studies > 210399 Historical Studies not elsewhere classified @ 30%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950504 Understanding Europes Past @ 70%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950599 Understanding Past Societies not elsewhere classified @ 30%
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