Port and Harbour Engineering - Studies in the History of Civil Engineering (Hardback)Dr. Adrian Jarvis (editor), Dr. Joyce Brown (series editor), Mr. Michael M. Chrimes (series editor), Dr. N. A. F. Smith (series editor), Mr. R. J. M. Sutherland (series editor)
Hardback 456 Pages / Published: 09/07/1998
- We can order this
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.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 456
Weight: 1041 g
Dimensions: 244 x 169 mm
You may also be interested in...
Please sign in to write a review
Thank you for your reservation
Your order is now being processed and we have sent a confirmation email to you at
When will my order be ready to collect?
Call us on or send us an email at
Unfortunately there has been a problem with your order
Please try again or alternatively you can contact your chosen shop on or send us an email at