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" ... the art of directing the great sources of power in nature for the use and convenience of man... "
The parliamentary gazetteer of England and Wales.4 vols - Page 261
by England - 1848
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The Two Books on the Water Supply of the City of Rome of Sextus Julius ...

Sextus Julius Frontinus - Aqueducts - 1899 - 296 pages
...phrase goes, while they pursued to the utmost of their abilities, and most ably for their day, that " art of directing the great sources of power in nature, for the use and convenience of man," which constitutes the profession of the civil engineer. The difference between their point of view...
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Tax Cases Reported Under the Direction of the Board of Inland ..., Volume 3

Taxation - 1899
...attached to them by the Institution. The Charter defines " the profession of a civil engineer " as " the art of directing the great sources of power in nature for " the use and c -nvenience of man," and some examples of this definition are given. But it was pointed out by Thomas...
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Erotic Faith: Being in Love from Jane Austen to D. H. Lawrence

Robert M. Polhemus - Literary Criticism - 1990 - 363 pages
...attorneys and apothecaries, but the establishment in 1828 of the Institution of Civil Engineers to further 'the art of directing the Great Sources of Power in Nature for the use and convenience of mankind' marked the rise of a new kind of professional man. Members of these intellectual families...
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Pollution and Its Containment

Institution of Civil Engineers (Great Britain). Infrastructure Policy Group - Environmental impact analysis - 1990 - 168 pages
...constrained in the main by topography, powerful landowners and city fathers. They were able to direct the great sources of power in nature for the use and convenience of man without much regard for environmental questions. Brunel could drive his black britzska* across the...
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Applications of Information Technology in Construction

J. W. S. Maxwell, Institution of Civil Engineers (Great Britain) - Technology & Engineering - 1991 - 346 pages
...The description of the profession of a Civil Engineer, dating back to the Royal Charter in 1828, as '....being the art of directing the Great Sources...Power in Nature for the use and convenience of Man' might need a bit of repolishing in the light of present day attitudes to green and feminist issues,...
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The Ethical Engineer: An "Ethics Construction Kit" Places Engineering in a ...

Eugene Schlossberger - Philosophy - 2010 - 296 pages
...and earth than are dreamt of in Hume's philosophy. 3. In 1828 Thomas Tredgold defined engineering as "the art of directing the great sources of power in nature for the use and convenience of man" (quoted in Florman, Existential Pleasures of Engineering, p. 19). Mike Martin and Roland Schinzinger,...
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The Cultivation of Hatred

Peter Gay - History - 1993 - 685 pages
...Engineers, a prominent selfeducated English colleague, Thomas Tredgold, defined its field of expertise: "The art of directing the great sources of power in Nature for the use and convenience of man; being that practical application of the most important principles of natural philosophy which has,...
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Wetland Management: Proceedings of the International Conference Organized by ...

R. A. Falconer, P. Goodwin - Wetland conservation - 1994 - 289 pages
...Revolution. In 1827, the Institution of Civil Engineers selected a definition of its profession as "The art of directing the great sources of power in nature for the use and convenience of man." 25. In the light of the challenges posed to human society by our own actions in destroying the global...
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Engineering and the Mind's Eye

Eugene S. Ferguson - Technology & Engineering - 1992 - 241 pages
...engineering, in the 1828 charter of the (British) Institution of Civil Engineers, asserts that engineering is "the art of directing the great sources of power in nature for the use and convenience of man."3 That definition is still accurate and adequate. The great sources of power — fire and falling...
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Design Paradigms: Case Histories of Error and Judgment in Engineering

Henry Petroski - Art - 1994 - 209 pages
...investigate causes, study symptoms, and find remedies for mechanical failures as it is "to direct the sources of power in nature for the use and convenience of man." Thomson's quotation from the first formal definition of civil engineering (see, eg, Watson, 1988) evoked...
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