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    THIS volume, which is published by the late Admiral's widow and children, relates chiefly to the errors to which surveyors and their instruments are liable. It shows how these errors are to be found and corrected. The book is not one for beginners, but appears to have been written rather for surveyors themselves, after they have become thoroughly acquainted with the more practical and simple surveying. Every branch of surveying is thoroughly discussed, but at such length that the work would be of little practical use to a beginner. An index would greatly improve the book.

    Nautical Surveying.

    By the late Vice-Admiral Shortland (London: Macmillan and Co., 1890.)

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