THIS book has been reprinted, sometimes with additions and revisions, no less than thirteen times. Past success guarantees the success of an able revision. The size of page of the present edition has increased by some fifteen per cent, and there are fourteen more pages, while much of the groundwork in geometry and mensuration has been wisely omitted to make room for descriptions of improvements in surveying instruments and methods. The original author has been joined by Mr. T. G. Bocking, a surveyor well known not only in practice but also by his important contributions to the periodical press and to the Transactions of the Institution of Mining Engineers. Both authors are prominent in the mining profession: both have had experience as examiners; the collaboration is therefore a happy one and is also to be welcomed because, while one author obtained his early experience in the north, the other has had experience both as a civil and mining engineer mainly in the midlands and the south. This revision has purged the book of some localisms of practice and provincialisms of expression.
Field and Colliery Surveying: a Text-book for Students of Mining and Civil Engineering Surveying.
By T. A. O'Donahue T. G. Bocking. New and revised edition. Pp. xvi + 327. (London: Macmillan and Co., Ltd., 1928.) 10s. 6d. net.
About this article
Cite this article
COOKE, L. Field and Colliery Surveying: a Text-book for Students of Mining and Civil Engineering Surveying. Nature 124, 123 (1929). https://doi.org/10.1038/124123a0