Minutes of Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers Volume 31

Minutes of Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers Volume 31

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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. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...Institute of British Architects with a Membership of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Mr. Burnell though possessed of considerable engineering talent did not actively follow the practice of the profession, but was principally occupied in literary pursuits connected with it. He was the author of several rudimentary works, including one on limes and cements. In 1861 and afterwards he wrote "The Annual Retrospect of Engineering and Architecture." He edited for some years " A Builder's and Contractor's Price Book," and " The Engineers' and Architects' Pocket Book," was connected, too, for a long time with the " Journal of Gaslighting," contributed to " Brande's Dictionary of Science," the " Dictionary of Architecture," as published by the Architectural Publication Society, and wrote largely and constantly for the " Building News." In addition to these strictly professional works, he wrote occasionally on general literature for the " Eclectic," and other reviews. His incessant literary labour, from which he never rested, brought on the disease which so prematurely closed his career; an attack of paralysis of the brain in the summer of 1866 quite incapacitated him from any further labour, and after a tedious illness of two years, with no hope of recovery from the first, he died on the 25th of July, 1868, aged fifty-four, a great loss to his fellow-professional men, to whom his unbounded store of facts and universal information were always liberally open'. Mr. Burnell was elected a Member of the Institution on the 6th of February, 1866. He had previously, as a visitor, often attended the meetings and taken part...show more

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  • Paperback | 150 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 281g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236914317
  • 9781236914316