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The Principles and Practice of Canal and River Engineering By David Stevenson

The Principles and Practice of Canal and River Engineering by David Stevenson

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One of the leading figures in the age of great engineers, David Stevenson (1815-86) is best remembered for his work on inland navigation and lighthouses. Published in 1872, this second edition of what was originally an article for the Encyclopaedia Britannica remained the definitive text on the subject into the twentieth century.

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The Principles and Practice of Canal and River Engineering Summary

The Principles and Practice of Canal and River Engineering by David Stevenson

One of the leading figures in the age of great engineers, David Stevenson (1815-86) was the son of a lighthouse builder, and while studying at Edinburgh University he was already gaining experience at his father's side. It is for his lighthouses and works of inland navigation that he is best remembered: he designed Britain's most northerly lighthouse and worked on improving navigation on rivers such as the Dee, the Forth and the Clyde. His article on inland navigation for the Encyclopaedia Britannica was published separately in 1858, and was revised and updated for this second edition in 1872. Although Stevenson acknowledges that the age of the canal has been superseded by the age of the railway, he maintains that there is much to learn from the older technology. Illustrated with cross-sections and plans, this work will be of interest to readers seeking to explore the history of Britain's industrial infrastructure.

Table of Contents

Preface to second edition; 1. Barge canals; 2. Ship canals; 3. The compartments of rivers defined; 4. Hydrometric observations; 5. Discharge of rivers; 6. The 'river proper' compartment; 7. Tidal propagation and tidal currents of rivers; 8. Tidal compartment - works for its improvement; 9. Application of those works in practice; 10. Situations where the principles of improvement recommended are not applicable; 11. Works for accommodation of vessels; 12. 'Sea proper' compartment of rivers; 13. Reclamation and protection of land; 14. Crossing of navigations by railway bridges; Physical characteristics of rivers; Index.

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NLS9781108057721
9781108057721
1108057721
The Principles and Practice of Canal and River Engineering by David Stevenson
New
Paperback
Cambridge University Press
2013-05-06
396
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