Minutes of Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers Volume 84, PT. 2

Minutes of Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers Volume 84, PT. 2

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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. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...the contrary, projected in such a form that it received the tide from the North Sea, and from the English Channel; there was a period of suspense of only twenty minutes, or half-an-hour, after high-water; the ebb-tide then bifurcated northwards to the North Sea, and south-west to the English Channel, and there was not the same time for the promotion of deposit. He cordially endorsed the remark of Mr. Leader Williams that, apart from the mere question of engineering, the study of a river was most interesting and fascinating. Dr. Robinson in the article on rivers in his "Mechanical Philosophy" spoke of the manner in which the ancients showed their indebtedness to rivers by absolutely deifying them and giving to each a presiding divinity. And the action of rivers, the circulation of the waters, the evaporation from the ocean, the condensation of the clouds, the distillation of rain, and the return by river channels, had been alluded to in a few terse words by a great eastern poet nearly three thousand years ago; he referred to Ecclesiastes, ch. i., v. 7. "All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again." Sir. Fox. Mr. Charles Douglas Fox said that reference having been made in the Paper to the Eiver Eibble, in the Estuary of which stream. Mr. Brunlees and he had for some years been together engaged upon the reclamation of land for a private owner, some facts relating thereto might be interesting. For most of the observations upon which these notes were based, the Engineers were indebted to Mr. Thomas Ogilvy, of Rufford. An intake of 700 acres of land had been made in 1862. Since the completion of this work, the accretion on that part of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 218 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 399g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236844572
  • 9781236844576