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The Principles of Field Drainage

  • Date Published: April 2016
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316603833

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  • First published in 1953, as the second edition of a 1942 original, this book provides an accessible account regarding field drainage, targeted at those involved in the organisation and supervision of the drainage process. The text was written to draw attention 'to the fundamentals of the subject, to portray a philosophy of draining, and to deal with the factors involved and the way in which they influence events in the soil'. Numerous illustrative figures and a bibliography are included. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in field drainage and the history of agriculture.

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    • Date Published: April 2016
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316603833
    • length: 188 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 11 mm
    • weight: 0.25kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    List of illustrations
    1. Former neglect of drainage work. Measures of government assistance
    2. The history of field-draining developments in Great Britain
    3. The moisture properties of soil. The incidence of drainage
    4. Percolation. Permeability. The water table. The special case of clay land
    5. Drainage conditions in the field. (Soil and site factors. The main types of drainage circumstances)
    6. The use of published maps in field-drainage work
    7. The investigation of field-drainage problems
    8. Ditches
    9. Tile draining. Methods and principles. Renovation of old systems. Design and materials
    10. Mole draining. Suitable soils, details, causes of failure, machinery, procedure
    11. The way in which drains work. Rates of flow from outfalls
    12. Drainage of aerodromes, sports grounds and field fortifications
    13. Field drainage, river flow and floods
    14. Field drainage. Present position and progress
    Appendix
    Some useful data
    A bibliography of field drainage
    Index.

  • Author

    H. H. Nicholson

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