Denis Smith, formerly University of East London Norman A. F. Smith, M. J. T. Lewis, G. C. Berry, F. Williamson, George Higgin, Mary Hallett, R. W. Rennison, George H. Rappole, Gary A. Donaldson, Susan B. Hanley, Robert A. Otter, Christopher Hamlin, Joel A. Tarr, Denis Smith, George Atkinson.
'The aim of Ashgate's twelve volume series is to bring together collections of important papers on particular topics from scholarly journals, conference proceedings and other hard-to-access sources. This is a wholly laudable objective. Some of the papers in the volume under review [The Civil Engineering of Canals and Railways before 1850] cannot be found even in abundantly-resourced academic libraries. The series opens up, directly or indirectly, debates over the nature of historical evidence which arise from the profoundly different approaches to the past of historians of technology, whose works are principally represented in these volumes, industrial archaeologists and social and economic historians.' Industrial Archaeology Review, Vol. XXI, No. 1