Reports and Correspondence Relative to the Control of the Mahanuddy River at Cuttack, by J.C. Harris [And Others]

Reports and Correspondence Relative to the Control of the Mahanuddy River at Cuttack, by J.C. Harris [And Others]

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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. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...the intermediate stage in which I infer matters to have been 850 years ago than the encroachment of the Katjooree to the extent of one-third of a mile shown to have taken place in fifteen years in Pl. II. accompanying this Report, or again in sharing my belief as to the probable nature and extent, of the river's future conquests. But I am dealing with the past not the future. Let me revert to past conquests of the river and all collateral proof thereof I may be able to adduce. 14. To what then, but the operation of a process of enlargement at the head of the Katjooree, can, by any possibility, be attributed the tadpole-like disproportion between its head and limbs? To what again the absence of ill-result attendant upon the state of disrepair into which the Revetment on the Mahanuddee side has been allowed to fall and the reverse of this on the side exposed to the action of the Katjooree's waters? To what the necessity of entirely re-constructing a moiety of the protective works on the side last named which I find recorded on a stone to have been done in A. D.?a fact of which we have ample evidence, besides (though not chronological) in the difference of character of the old and new works and even of the nature and size of the material employed. 15. All evidence that I can obtain from History, Tradition, and from Nature, is in favor of the supposition that the Katjooree's breadth has increased amazingly in size since the period of the foundation of Cuttack. The measure of the change is indeterminate, as is the period it has occupied Nature in effecting it; but as the mind can comprehend the lapse of time, so can the change be comprehended to have taken place. The Katjooree has doubtless sprung from nothing, originally risen from insignificance...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236642732
  • 9781236642738