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Sewerage and Sewage Disposal: A Textbook

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    The volume before us is the work of the authors of a three-volume treatise on “American Sewerage Practice,” and is the result of a demand for a shorter book suitable for students who have not a great deal of time to devote to this subject. The early sections of the book deal with the main outlines of the problem of sewerage—the quantity of sewage to be expected, storm water, hydraulics, etc. Methods of surveying and excavating are then treated, together with the details of carrying out the work. The later sections deal with the chemical and biological characteristics of sewage and with disposal methods. There is a chapter on cost-estimating at the end of the volume. The authors are engineers whose practice brings them into intimate contact with the matters treated; this is reflected in their book, which cannot fail to be of service to students, British as well as American. The volume is profusely illustrated and is thoroughly up-to-date. There are some useful graphs, among which we note one giving the discharge of egg-shaped sewers running full depth, which is based on Kutter's formula.

    Sewerage and Sewage Disposal: A Textbook.

    L.

    Metcalf

    H. P.

    Eddy

    By. Pp. xiv + 598. (New York and London: McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., 1922) 25s. net.

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