Bars at the Mouths of Tidal Estuaries

Bars at the Mouths of Tidal Estuaries

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ... in reference to the formation of bars had been as divergent and opposite as was the natural physiography of tidal estuaries and outfalls. A galaxy of eminent names might be quoted of persons who had written largely on the subject of the formation of bars--De la Beche, Hutton, Playfair, Bennel, and many others. The effect produced by reading their works was a belief that the cause of harbour bars came from inland. He thought that experience would endorse one of the conclusions of the Author, that the causes of bars at the entrance of tidal harbours, at least, were oceanic or marine. In pursuing the subject, engineers were apt to imagine, innocently enough, that their views were more original than they really were, forgetting, ignoring, or not being aware of what many pioneers had essayed in the same direction. About half a century ago a very elaborate report was written and published by Mr. W. B. Prichard on Shoreham Harbour, and it was in the Library of the Institution. Mr. Prichard was in antagonism with Mr. Chapman, one of the leading hydraulic engineers of that period. A few years afterwards he published a work, known as "Prichard on Bar Harbours," A.D. 1844. He had not seen it for many years; but, judging from the tenor of the report on Shoreham Harbour, the writer would probably have endorsed the Author's conclusions as to the origin of those forma-Mr. Redman, tions. About a decade after the publication of the book Mr. Kedman contributed a Paper to the Institution on the South Coast of England,1 and eight or ten years subsequently another Paper on The East Coast of England.2 He would not go over well-trodden ground, but would simply remark that the tidal outfalls along the whole stretch of coast, from Portland to the Wash, showed...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236600002
  • 9781236600004