Thomas Telford by Rhoda M. Pearce
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Thomas Telford
By Rhoda M. Pearce

Thomas Telford

An Illustrated Life 2nd Revised edition

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Thomas Telford by Rhoda M. Pearce

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Thomas Telford s genius is reflected in the variety and great technical skill of his achievements, most of which are still in use today. But it is perhaps Telford s work on Canalsin Britain which attracts most attention now: the Ellesmere Canal with its magnificent aqueducts at Pontcycyllte and Chirk; the Caledonian cutting its way through the Great Glen in Scotland. Telford s appointment as first president of the Institution of Civil Engineers showed that his generation recognised him as the real founder of his profession, and perhaps the naming of Telford New Town after him is an indication that his great contribution to civil engineering is being recognised in our own times. Rhoda M. Pearce has been both a deputy head and Headmistress and has edited an archive teaching unit on Thomas Telford and a documentary source book, Canals, for use in schools."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780852634103
ISBN-10: 0852634102
Format: Paperback
(220mm x 140mm x 4mm)
Pages: 48
Imprint: Shire Publications Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 24-Jan-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Rhoda M. Pearce

Rhoda M. Pearce taught history at secondary school level and was for six years a Senior Lecturer in History at Crewe College of Education. Formerly both a deputy head and headmistress, she has edited an archive teaching unit on Thomas Telford and a documentary source book, Canals, for use in schools.

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