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THE ENGINEERS, .
AN ACCOUNT OF THEIR PRINCIPAL WORKS;
A HISTORY OF INLAND COMMUNICATION IN BRITAIN.
BY SAMUEL SMILES.
“* Bid Harbours open, Public Ways extend;
Bid Temples, worthier of God, ascend;
WITH PORTRAITS AND NUMEROUS ILLUSTRATIONS.
The right of Translation is reserved.
CONTENTS OF VOL. II.
Fletcher of Saltoun introduces barley-mills and fanners into Scotland - James
Meikle — Popular prejudice against artificial wind’ — Andrew Meikle,
- Mr. Kinloch's models - Andrew Meikle's invention of the thrashing-
Recommends the employment of the steam-engine in Fen drainage — Drowned
state of the Lincoln Fens — Arthur Young's account of them — The East
- The works executed — Great Hobhole Drain - Effects of the drainage on
Dr. Robison visits Rennie in London — Theory and practice in bridge-building
- Early designs of bridges - Designs Kelso Bridge - Musselburgh Bridge-