Structural and Civil Engineering Design (Studies in the History of Civil Engineering)

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The importance of design has often been neglected in studies considering the history of structural and civil engineering. Yet design is a key aspect of all building and engineering work. This volume brings together a range of articles which focus on the role of design in engineering. It opens by considering the principles of design, then deals with the application of these to particular subjects including bridges, canals, dams and buildings (from Gothic cathedrals to Victorian mills) constructed using masonry, timber, cast and wrought iron.

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William Addis, University of Reading, UK Sergio Luis Sanabria, David T. Yeomans, J. Kerisel, Denis Smith, R.F.D. Porter Goff, Ralph B. Peck, Otto G. von Simson, Rowland J. Mainstone, Stanley B. Hamilton, A.W. Skempton, L. G. Booth, R.J.M. Sutherland, A. Rupert Hall, A.J.S. Pippard, Stanley Smith, Henry J. Cowan, Henry Petroski, D.I. Blockley, J.R. Henderson, William Addis.

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'The aim of Ashgate's twelve volume series is to bring together collections of important papers on particular topics from scholarly journals, conference proceedings and other hard-to-access sources. This is a wholly laudable objective. Some of the papers in the volume under review [The Civil Engineering of Canals and Railways before 1850] cannot be found even in abundantly-resourced academic libraries. The series opens up, directly or indirectly, debates over the nature of historical evidence which arise from the profoundly different approaches to the past of historians of technology, whose works are principally represented in these volumes, industrial archaeologists and social and economic historians.' Industrial Archaeology Review, Vol. XXI, No. 1 '...an interesting volume which contains a great deal of material not generally familiar...' Architectural Science Review, Australia vol. 43, no. 4 'I thoroughly recommend having a browse through the various volumes, especially if, like me, you are involved with some of the older buildings, bridges and other structures. It has given me a new appreciation of the skill and judgement of these early engineers.' The Structural Engineer

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