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Bagnold, Ralph A. (Ralph Alger) 1896-

Overview
Works: 32 works in 190 publications in 4 languages and 2,659 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Military history 
Roles: Author
Classifications: QE597, 551.37
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Most widely held works by Ralph A Bagnold
The physics of blown sand and desert dunes by Ralph A Bagnold( Book )

83 editions published between 1941 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

THE NATURE OF THE PROBLEM THIS book results from an attempt to explain on a basis of experimental physics some of the many strange phenomena produced by the natural movement of sand over the dry land of the Earth. The subject is but one aspect of a far wider problem which is still very imperfectly grasped-the transport of solid particles of any kind by fluids in general. Here the difficulty has been, and still is, that no one branch of science has attempted to deal with the problem as a whole, or to co-ordinate the vast amount of piecemeal work by students of different outlook in many unrelated fields. The carriage of silt by rivers has received a great deal of attention from engineers. But owing to the difficulties of direct measurement, to the expense and labour of conducting full-scale experiments, and to a failure to find agreement as to the basic quantities upon which a theoretical edifice may be built, the published results are far from satisfactory. Little has emerged except empirical formulae; and these are rarely capable of reliable application to conditions other than those under which they were evolved. The drifting of snow is of direct interest to transport authorities in many countries, to meteorologists engaged in the study of rainfall, to ski-runners and to mountaineers. Yet no means has been found whereby the precipitation can be gauged, or the rate of drift related to the strength of the wind
Libyan sands : travel in a dead world by Ralph A Bagnold( Book )

40 editions published between 1934 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1920s and 30s, a band of British officers stationed in Egypt began to explore the Western Desert which straddles the borders with Libya and the Sudan. Adapting a series of Model T Fords, Bagnold and his colleagues set out across territory hitherto traversed only by camel caravans. They mapped new routes across?impassable' sand seas, in?regions untrodden by man since the Stone Age'. They also uncovered inner strengths, an awed respect for the stern and beautiful environment and a tender relationship with the machines upon which their lives depended. Their knowledge went on to play
The physics of sediment transport by wind and water : a collection of hallmark papers by Ralph A Bagnold( Book )

9 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An approach to the sediment transport problem from general physics by Ralph A Bagnold( Book )

7 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some aspects of the shape of river meanders by Ralph A Bagnold( Book )

6 editions published between 1960 and 1962 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sediment discharge and stream power; a preliminary announcement by Ralph A Bagnold( Book )

1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sand, wind, and war : memoirs of a desert explorer by Ralph A Bagnold( Book )

4 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The flow of cohesionless grains in fluids by Ralph A Bagnold( Book )

3 editions published in 1956 in English and Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travel in a dead world by Ralph A Bagnold( Book )

1 edition published in 1935 in Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The physics of blown sand and desert dunes. With ... plates and ... diagrams, etc by Ralph A Bagnold( Book )

2 editions published between 1941 and 1954 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interim report on wave-pressure research by Institution of Civil Engineers (Great Britain)( Book )

1 edition published in 1939 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gilf Kebir Plateau, south-western Egypt : to accompany the paper by Major R.A. Bagnold by Ralph A Bagnold( )

1 edition published in 1939 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Papers by Ralph A Bagnold( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The collection documents Bagnold's career as a desert explorer, soldier and scientist. There is good documentation of Bagnold's early explorations in the Middle East and North Africa 1926-1932. Scientific research is less well documented; most of the surviving material dates from after the Second World War and the later research on random distributions is the best represented. The Long Range Desert Group papers were assembled by Bagnold for a projected history of the Group and include original instructions for and reports of many operations and draft chapters of a 'war diary and narrative.' There are many maps relating to First World War service, desert exploration and the Long Range Desert Group. The collection also includes Bagnold's autobiography (posthumously published by the University of Arizona Press), childhood letters to his family from school and, of special interest, the little correspondence includes a 1928 letter to Bagnold from T. E. Lawrence ('Lawrence of Arabia')
Splashy sea by Ralph A Bagnold( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An approach to the sediment transport problem from general physics by Geological Survey (U.S.)( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An expedition to the Gilf Kebir and Uweinat, 1938 by Ralph A Bagnold( Book )

1 edition published in 1939 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Journeys in the Libyan Desert, 1929 and 1930 : a paper read at the evening meeting of the society on 20 April 1931 by Ralph A Bagnold( Book )

1 edition published in 1931 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Libyan desert routes of the L.R.D.G. 1940-41, Map to accompany the paper by Brigadier R.A. Bagnold by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain)( )

1 edition published in 1945 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Flow-resistance in sinuous or irregular channels by Luna B Leopold( )

1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physiographic and hydraulic studies of rivers, 1956-61 by Geological Survey (U.S.)( )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The physics of blown sand and desert dunes
Alternative Names
Bagnold, R. A.

Bagnold, R. A. 1896-

Bagnold, R. A. (Ralph Alger), 1896-

Bagnold, R. A. (Ralph Alger), 1896-1990

Bagnold, Ralph A.

Bagnold, Ralph A. 1896-

Bagnold, Ralph A. (Ralph Alger)

Bagnold, Ralph Alger 1896-

Bagnold, Ralph Alger 1896-1990

Ralph A. Bagnold

Ralph Alger Bagnold britischer Ingenieur

Ralph Alger Bagnold britisk ingeniør

Ralph Alger Bagnold Brits ingenieur (1896-1990)

Ralph Alger Bagnold brittisk ingenjör

باجنولد، رالف ألجر

Languages
English (168)

Arabic (2)

Hebrew (2)

Danish (1)

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