Abstract of Reports, Letters, Clippings, Indorsements, Resolutions, Petitions, and Requests Showing the Demand for the Topographical Work of the United States Geological Survey; January 21, 1902

Abstract of Reports, Letters, Clippings, Indorsements, Resolutions, Petitions, and Requests Showing the Demand for the Topographical Work of the United States Geological Survey; January 21, 1902

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...of nature begins about home with the outdoor method. In some States, as New Jersey, every school in the State is supplied with a full set of the topographic maps of the State, to the great advantage of home work. All educational and scientific work, u to the highest university courses, will be greatly aided by having t ese maps as a base for recording statistics and observations of every kind. Agriculturists and landowners will be benefited by having the relation of all farms and houses to the slopes and water drainage of the region correctly mapped. Bottom lands and hill lands, with their differing soils and adaptability to different crops, can be distinguished by the eye, and future records of soil analyses, temperatures, moistures, etc., which our agricultural experiment station is making, can be placed upon them, to the great advantage of farming industries in every county in the State. The timbered area will be shown; and the survey being impartial, the maps will be of advantage to land buyers and land sellers. All who use country roads and desire their improvement will be benefited. Farm wagons and pleasure carriages can not be dispensed with, and the bicycle and automobile are creating a new urgency for the improvement of highways._ Athens County is just expendiiig $300,000 in road improvement, and where large sums are to be laid out it is important to study maps which not only show existing roads but which show and suggest better grades for new roads. It would be easy to waste upon 1 mile of poorly chosen road more money than the entire survey of the county would cost. Mining and quarryin interests, so far as these are afl'ected by the surface features of the tate, will be immediately benefited. But this advantage is...show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236866657
  • 9781236866653