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The Wave of Translation in the Oceans of Water, Air, and Ether

    Naturevolume 32pages546547 (1885) | Download Citation



    THE late Mr. J. Scott Russell was one of the most prominent and gifted naval architects which this country possessed in the middle of the present century. His name will long be remembered as the builder of the Great Eastern, the early advocate of the longitudinal system of framing iron and steel ships: the ingenious and eloquent expounder of the "wave-line" principle of design; and for many improvements in the theory and practice of iron steamship construction. His personality was at once striking and attractive, and his abilities were of an original and versatile kind. He was the author of a massive work upon naval architecture; and of numerous papers read before various learned societies. No one exercised greater influence than Mr. Scott Russell in promoting the cause of scientific education in naval architecture, and in stimulating and helping students, by numerous speeches and writings, to acquire a general and clear knowledge of the laws upon which the qualities of ships depend.

    The Wave of Translation in the Oceans of Water, Air, and Ether.

    By John Scott Russell (London: Trübner and Co., 1885.)

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