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Look Inside Self-Instruction for Young Gardeners, Foresters, Bailiffs, Land-Stewards, and Farmers

Self-Instruction for Young Gardeners, Foresters, Bailiffs, Land-Stewards, and Farmers
With a Memoir of the Author

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Botany and Horticulture

  • Date Published: September 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108066396

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  • Intended for young men with limited formal education, this manual was the final project of the landscape gardener John Claudius Loudon (1783–1843). Completed by friends, the book appeared posthumously in 1845. The son of a farmer, Loudon was well aware that men who began their careers as gardeners often became the stewards of estates, bailiffs, or tenant farmers later in life, and he provides here some of the mathematical and technical instruction necessary to carry out those roles successfully. Including sections on fractions, geometry, trigonometry, architectural drawing, and the calculation of wages and interest rates, the book traces a remarkable picture for the modern reader of the administrative duties expected of horticultural and agricultural workers in the mid-nineteenth century. Also included are conversion tables, a biography of Loudon, and a short preface by his wife Jane, whose Instructions in Gardening for Ladies (1840) is also reissued in this series.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108066396
    • length: 300 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.38kg
    • contains: 114 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    An account of the life and writings of John Claudius Loudon
    1. Arithmetic
    2. Book-keeping
    3. Practical geometry
    4. Mensuration
    5. Practical trigonometry
    6. Mechanics
    7. Hydrostatics and hydraulics
    8. Land-surveying
    9. Levelling
    10. Planning and mapping
    11. Architectural drawing
    12. Projection and perspective
    13. Miscellaneous tables

  • Author

    John Claudius Loudon

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