Thinking With Water

Thinking With Water

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Emphasizing the role that vivid personalities - including engineers John Laing Weller and Alex Grant as well as contractors and labourers - played in the construction of the canal, Roberta Styran and Robert Taylor use archival sources, government documents, newspapers, maps, and original plans to describe a saga of technological, financial, geographical, and social obstacles met and overcome in an accomplishment akin to the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway. A story of Canadian skill, courage, vision, and hardship, This Colossal Project details the twenty-year excavation of the giant channel and the creation of huge concrete locks amidst war, the Great Depression, political change, and labour unrest.
Publisher: Montreal ;, Kingston :, McGill-Queen's University Press,, [2013]
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780773541801
Branch Call Number: 553.7 THI
Characteristics: xi, 351 pages : illustrations (some colour), maps ; 25 cm


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