Exploring Britain's most beautiful waterways. Discover a hidden countryside which is packed with wildlife along with industrial heritage. Regarded as the 'quickest way of slowing down', the canals and rivers of Britain evoke a bygone era when life moved at a more leisurely pace. A selection of Britain's main navigation's are shown. Waterways of Britain offers a well-rounded view of the contemporary inland waterways system. This picture is built up by delving into their historical past, by a close examination of the present scene, together with a forward glance towards future directions and development. * Features a timeline of important waterway developments from early beginnings through to the present day - with a look towards the future. * Offers an insight into the sometimes hidden wealth of waterway features and heritage. * Illustrated with mapping and over 300 contemporary photographs. * Facts and figures for selected waterways. * Introduces the diverse wildlife to be found along the waterways. Originally published in hardback as The Times Waterways of Britain 2010.