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Nature volume 81, page 126 (29 July 1909) | Download Citation



THIS work is avowedly not a text-book; it is a hand-book for the practical surveyor, and, as such, should prove very useful. Prof. Hosmer gives just the ordinary methods for checking the angles of a survey by observation of the sun and stars, but the book is removed from the commonplace by the conciseness of its instructions and the numerous practical hints given at all the necessary points. The tables for computing the results are given in the latter part of the book, and the examples are worked out on specimen forms calculated to obviate clerical errors.

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