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Description - Port and Harbour Engineering by Adrian Jarvis

During the 19th century, the engineering of ports and harbours became a large and specialised branch of the profession. This development began in ports in physically difficult locations and may be particularly identified with the growth of the Port of Liverpool. Stimulated by the arrival of ever-larger steamships and the heavy investment in port facilities that they demanded, it spread around much of the world. The opening papers give examples of what could be achieved in antiquity; the following ones set out the advances in design and technology from 1700 to the start of this century - and note some of the failures and recurrent problems. They also illustrate the critical importance of political and economic factors in determining what the engineers achieved.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780860787556
ISBN-10: 0860787559
Format: Hardback
(244mm x 169mm x mm)
Pages: 456
Imprint: Ashgate Publishing Limited
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Jul-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Adrian Jarvis

Adrian Jarvis, Merseyside Maritime Museumand Centre for Port and Maritime History, Liverpool, UK C. Kirkpatrick, G. Jackson, A.W. Skempton, R.B. Matkin, M. Clarke, M.W. Baldwin, J. Naish, E.F. Clark, P. Guillery, R.A. Buchanan, R.W. Rennison, A. Jarvis, L. Twyman, F. Broeze, P. Reeves, K. McPherson, M.T. Tull.

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