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A Review of the Report upon the Physics and Hydraulics of the Mississippi River; upon the Protection of the Alluvial Region against Overflow; and upon Deepening of the Mouths; Based upon Surveys and Investigations Made under Acts of Congress. Prepared by Capt. A. A. Humphreys and Lieut. H. L. Abbot, Corps of Topographical Engineers, United States Army. Reprinted from the North American Review, April, 1862.

Abbot, Edwin Hale.-

Published by Boston. Crosby and Nichols. 1862., 1862
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First Edition. Pages 42 pp.4to. Green Printed Paper Wraps. First Edition. An extract from the North American Review, separately bound. A detailed summary of the history of the study by the Army Corps of Engineers of the Mississippi River, begun in 1850 and just published in its full form by Lippincott in 1861, with a summary and an evaluationof the findings and prescriptions of the Commission established by Congess. Data had been accumulated from the 18th and 19th century on the flood propensity and ecology of the river and this model study reported the data in useful form. Formulae were developed to help calculate estimates of hydraulic flow in the river and to treat the data quantitatively. The study refuted proposals of reservoirs to contain the floods of the Mississippi region and emphasized the utility of dikes and levees with practical means of calculating their necessary height and dimensions. Cost estimates are also provided. This landmark study, printed in an issue of only 1250 copies, provided a foundation of the new science of hydraulic and physical analysis applied to the flow of rivers. Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 7994

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Title: A Review of the Report upon the Physics and ...

Publisher: Boston. Crosby and Nichols. 1862.

Publication Date: 1862

Binding: Soft cover

Edition: 1st Edition

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