Its Principles and Practice as a Branch of Engineering (1907)


Robert Hanbury Brown


Constable, London, 1907

Printing Details

First edition, hardback with gilt titling to spine. 23 × 14.5cm, xv + 301pp.

The author was a civil engineer and this book is his thoughts on irrigation, illustrated with photographs and diagrams, including the Assuan Dam, water-lifting wheels, the Delta Barrage in Egypt etc. The chapters include 1. Irrigation and its Effects, 2. Basin Irrigation, 3. Perennial Irrigation and Water "Duty", 4. Sources of Supply, 5. Dams and Reservoirs, 6. Means of Drawing on the Supply, 7. Methods of Construction, 8. Means of Distribution, 9. Masonry Works on Irrigation Canals, 10. Methods of Distribution of Water etc, 11. Flood Banks and River Training, 12. Agricultural Operations and Reclamation Works, 13. Navigation.


A very good copy. There is light wear to the boards and the front hinge has been nibbled but otherwise a clean and sound copy.



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