A Brief Enquiry Into the Causes of Premature Decay, in Our Wooden Bulwarks

A Brief Enquiry Into the Causes of Premature Decay, in Our Wooden Bulwarks : With an Examination of the Means, Best Calculated to Prolong Their Duration (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from A Brief Enquiry Into the Causes of Premature Decay, in Our Wooden Bulwarks: With an Examination of the Means, Best Calculated to Prolong Their Duration Should his sentiments appear too sanguine, let them be attributed to his ardent zeal for beneficial improvements: some degree of presumption, surely, may be allowed to him, who founds his arguments on positive data; and, although he cannot atter himself that all the expedients he recommends will create an immediate con viction of their utility, in the friends and patrons of the present system of naval architecture, he will, nevertheless, indulge the h0pe that the greater part of them will be found entitled to the notice of those, whose province it is to foster and direct our maritime energies. Sooner or later these, or similar expedients, must be adopted; and all the author requests is, that his Opinions may. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."show more

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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 263g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 1333009739
  • 9781333009731