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The theory and practice of surveying : containing all the instructions requisite for the skillful practice of this art

Author: Robert Gibson; James Ryan
Publisher: New York : E. Duyckinck, 1821.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gibson, Robert.
Theory and practice of surveying.
New York : E. Duyckinck, 1821
(OCoLC)607690292
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Gibson; James Ryan
OCLC Number: 1233759
Description: v, 360, 184 pages, 15 folded leaves of plates ; 22 cm
Contents: Decimal fractions --
Involution and evolution --
Of logarithms --
Elements of geometry --
Trigonometry --
The chain --
Mensuration of heights --
Mensuration of areas --
Of off-sets --
Method of surveying by intersections --
Changing the scale of maps --
Method of dividing land --
Maratime surveying --
Levelling promiscuous questions --
Introductory principles --
Description of instruments --
To find the latitude by the meridian altitude of the sun --
Variation of the compass --
Logarithms of numbers sines, tangents, and secants --
Natural sines --
Points of the compass --
Traverse table --
Mean refraction --
Sun's parallax --
Dip for dif. dist. of land --
Semidiameter of the sun --
Transit of pole star --
Difference of altitude of pole star and pole --
Sun's declination --
Reduction table.
Responsibility: by Robert Gibson ; illustrated by copper-plates ; newly arranged, improved, and enlarged with useful selections, and a new set of accurate mathematical tables, by James Ryan.

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