Minutes of Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Volume 113

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The Institution, 1893
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Vols. 39-204 (1874/75-1916/17) have a section 3 containing "Abstracts of papers in foreign transactions and periodicals" (title varies); issued separately, 1919-37, as the institution's Engineering abstracts from the current periodical literature of engineering and applied science, published outside the United Kingdom.

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Page 379 - Arranged to meet the requirements of the Syllabus of the Science and Art Department of the Committee of Council on Education, South Kensington.
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Page 341 - May 28, 1874, he was created a knight commander of the Order of St. Michael and St. George, and on May 25, 1898 was posthumously promoted to be a knight grand cross.
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Page 289 - Mississippi for levees of moderate height is, the crown equal to the height, with slopes of 3 to 1 on the river side, and 2 to 1 on the land side.
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Page 413 - ... from practically nothing to one hundred inches, but in the matter of distribution, also, there is every variety, from a cloud-burst once in two or three years, to an almost steady downpour during ten out of every twelve months, and occasional showers during the remaining two. East of the Mississippi River there is practically no area in which, so far as moisture is concerned, grass and the cereals cannot be profitably and profusely grown. In no part is the rainfall less than thirty inches per...
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Page ii - NOTICE. IT is particularly requested, that every change of residence may be communicated without delay to The Secretary, The Institution of Civil Engineers, 25, Great George Street, Westminster, SW THE INSTITUTION OF CIVIL ENGINEERS, 25 GREAT GEORGE STREET, WESTMINSTER, SW [REGISTERED TELEGRAPHIC ADDBESS : " INSTITI.-TION, LONDON."] Established 2 Jan.
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