[Book Reviews]


THIS work can be confidently recommended to engineers. The author has wisely chosen to use as little of the higher mathematics as possible in his treatment of the different branches of the subject, and has thus made his work of real use to the practical engineer. It must not be imagined that the author has not thoroughly dealt with his subject. The work is a very good example of the way in which the subject can be adequately treated without the use of abstruse formulæ and complicated calculations. In a volume of 500 pages, we find most of the usual points dealt with, and illustrated by a large number of practical examples such as occur in the every-day experience of the engineer. The volume is divided into thirty-one chapters, and Concludes with a good index. Although the work has been designed for students of engineering and architecture—at least this is the modest claim of the author—he also hopes that it may prove a useful book of reference to those engaged in the profession generally. There is little doubt that these hopes will be fulfilled, for after careful perusal we have nothing but praise for the work.

The Design of Structures.

By S. Auglin (London: Charles Griffin and Co., 1891.)

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L., N. [Book Reviews]. Nature 43, 436–437 (1891). https://doi.org/10.1038/043436c0

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