Contents: Introduction: Text of The Surveyor's Dialogue-- Textual notes-- Works cited-- Index.
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This edition provides the first complete, modern version of John Norden's The Surveyor's Dialogue. Norden's text, a series of dialogues between a fictional surveyor and several interlocutors--including a tenant farmer, an aristocrat landowner, a manorial officer, and a socially mobile land buyer--is remarkable for its unique commentary on the agrarian roots of English capitalism. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
London : Imperial College Press ; River Edge, NJ : Distributed by World Scientific Pub. Co., c1997.
Book — ix, 211 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Coulomb read his "Essai" on "some statical problems" to the French Academy in 1773. It is a document of great importance in the history of engineering since it laid the foundations of the modern science of soil mechanics and also discussed three other major problems of 18th-century civil engineering: the bending of beams, the fracture of columns and the calculation of abutment thrusts developed by masonry arches. Professor Heyman's book seeks tomake the "Essai" accessible to a wide range of engineers and historians of technology. It is here reproduced in full with an annotated English translation, a chapter elucidating Coulomb's references and with full discussion of the technical problems it treats. It concludes with some brief historical notes on Coulomb's life and technical education in 18th-century France. (source: Nielsen Book Data)