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Page 133 - AN OUTLINE OF THE METHOD OF CONDUCTING A TRIGONOMETRICAL SURVEY. For the Formation of Geographical and Topographical Maps and Plans, Military Reconnaissance, LEVELLING, &c., with Useful Problems, Formulae, and Tables.
Page 124 - Institution shall be considered the property thereof, unless there shall have been some previous arrangement to the contrary, and the Council may publish the same, in any way and at any time they may think proper ; but should the Council refuse, or delay the publication of...
Page 136 - Peschel's Elements of Physics. Translated from the German, with Notes, by E. WEST. With Diagrams and Woodcuts. 3 vols. fcp. 8vo. 21s.
Page 122 - Memoirs and accounts of the Works and Inventions of any of the following Engineers: — Sir Hugh Middleton, Arthur Woolf, Jonathan Hornblower, Richard Trevithick, William Murdoch (of Soho), and Alexander Nimmo. Original Papers, Reports, or Designs, of these, or other eminent individuals, are particularly valuable for the Library of the Institution. The communications must be forwarded, on or before the 30th of March, 1852, to the house of the Institution, No.
Page 118 - The Council of the Institution of Civil Engineers have awarded the following Premiums:— 1. A Telford Medal in Silver, and a Council Premium of Books, suitably bound and inscribed, to William Henry Barlow, M.
Page 330 - In electricity he has made a remarkable discovery; you write two or three words on a paper; he takes it with him into a room, and turns a machine enclosed in a cylindrical case, at the top of which is an electrometer, a small fine pith ball; a wire connects with a similar cylinder and electrometer in a distant apartment; and his wife, by remarking the corresponding motions of the ball, writes down the words they indicate; from which it appears that he has formed an alphabet of motions. As the length...
Page 105 - On the day he died, his name was placed on the commission of the peace, for the county of Dumfries, where he had purchased an estate.
Page 135 - Treatise on Statics : containing the Theory of the Equilibrium of Forces, and numerous Examples Illustrative of the General Principles of the Science.
Page 130 - Plan for shortening the time of passage between New York and London...