A Manual of Forest Engineering for India Volume 3

A Manual of Forest Engineering for India Volume 3

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...the worst parts of the floating streams when timber is coming down, in order to break up such blocks as may be formed and to free such logs and scantlings as may have been caught. After all the logs or scantlings have been launched, a gang of men proceeds down the stream, accompanied by elephants, where practicable, in order to free all the logs and scantlings which have been caught in rapids, jammed between rocks, or have found their way into back-waters, and to ensure that the launched timber reaches the station where it is collected and made up into rafts. 120. Floating Thar Logs In Burma.'--" The general preparation of the streams is the same as elsewhere. The worst obstructions in the shape of rocks are removed by blasting, dynamite being used in preference to blastingpowder. The streams are also kept free of fallen trees. If the streams are very tortuous, sharp bends areof1en cut through with narrow channels, which are s0on widened when the stream flows through them. The preparation of the river beds is done in the dry weather when the streams are at their lowest. Some of the streams used for drifting are very shallow and there is never enough water in them to float logs for any considerable distance, and in this case the logs have to be pushed along by elephants (aunged) nearly to the rafting streams. In the important Tharrawaddy Division there is one obstacle to contend with, which is not met with in other divisions. The timber worked put from this division is extracted by the various tributaries on the left bank of the Hlaing, or Rangoon river; this river runs parallel to the Irra. waddy and at a distance of about 12 miles from it. When the Irrawaddy is in high flood it frequently overflows its banks. Its level is higher than...show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 222g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236580990
  • 9781236580993