Excerpt from Land Drainage: A Treatise on the Design and Construction of Open and Closed Drains To young and inexperienced drainage engineers: Especial efforts have been put forth through the medium of these-pages to acquaint you with the problems that you must meet; to impress upon you the importance of accuracy, judgment, hon esty and diligence in the investigation and solution of these problems, and to suggest methods of procedure under average conditions and the general principles upon which to base conclusions and ...
Excerpt from Land Drainage: A Treatise on the Design and Construction of Open and Closed Drains To young and inexperienced drainage engineers: Especial efforts have been put forth through the medium of these-pages to acquaint you with the problems that you must meet; to impress upon you the importance of accuracy, judgment, hon esty and diligence in the investigation and solution of these problems, and to suggest methods of procedure under average conditions and the general principles upon which to base conclusions and plans. To experienced drainage engineers: The author hopes for a careful and analytical reading of these pages by you and that some of you will be thus incited to take issue with or elaborate upon the questions discussed and thus aid in the formulation of better drainage standards. To drainage contractors: The author has recognized the facts that contractors have been compelled too often to contend against such unfair conditions as incomplete surveys and reports; the framing of specifications so as to burden con tractors with the risks resulting from insufficient plans, and treacherous soils and unfavorable weather conditions, and has pleaded for justice and equity to contractors. Neither have the faults and obligations of contractors been overlooked. Also information is included which will prove useful to contractors, and it is suggested that a general study of the subject of land drainage would better enable contractors to protect their rights and succeed in their business. To land owners and drainage district officials: The author believes that a general understanding of land drainage science by you would enable you better to distinguish between the efficient and the incapable in employing drainage engineers and to assist and advise with them in the direction of the work which is of such great importance to the agricultural interests of the United States and thus accomplish more effective land drainage. In conclusion, this treatise has been made as complete as possible for the subjects connected with the successful drainage of agricultural lands by open and closed drains. The author hereby acknowledges a large amount of valuable information which has been gleaned from the reports of the United States Department of Agriculture, from reports of state and other col leges, from the reports of engineering societies, and from engi neering periodicals. Specific reference has been made in all cases where important data have been reproduced. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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