Daylight Through the Mountain : Letters and Labours of Civil Engineers Walter and Francis Shanly.

By: WALKER, Frank Norman (ed.). SHANLY

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WALKER, Frank Norman (ed.). Daylight Through the Mountain : Letters and Labours of Civil Engineers Walter and Francis Shanly. Research by Gladys Chantler Walker. N.pl.: The Engineering Institute of Canada, (1957). Pp [i]-xiii,(1),1-442. Illustrated endpapers. Map. Index. 8vo, green cloth, gilt lettering to spine. “Between the years 1852 and 1856, the Province of Canada wastransformed from an ox-cart economy into one of rapid transportation, powe red by steam engines. The 'iron horses' were not as willing as humble oxen to be goaded over impossible roads; they had to have their roads smoothed for them. This called forth a select group of men who by natural ability andexperience had learned how well-laid these roads must be. These were the e ngineers, a rare commodity at that time. [...] For leadership and skill in this vast performance there were none who ranked higher than Walter and Francis Shanly. In this book they speak for themselves and unveil the power bywhich they bridged rivers and moved mountains.” - from the dj. Very good i n nicked dustjacket. Signed with inscription by both Walkers. 35.00

Title: Daylight Through the Mountain : Letters and Labours of Civil Engineers Walter and Francis Shanly.

Author Name: WALKER, Frank Norman (ed.). SHANLY

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Engineering Institute of Canada, 1957,:

Seller ID: 83903

Keywords: CIVIL ENGINEERING BIOGRAPHY HIGHWAYS ROADS CANADIAN 19TH CENTURY TRANSPORT HISTORY CANADA CORRESPONDENCE LETTERS,