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Stokes and Engineering: The Analysis of the Structure of Railway Bridges and Their Collapse

Andrew Whitaker

in George Gabriel Stokes: Life, Science and Faith

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198822868
eISBN:
9780191861321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198822868.003.0009
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

Railway safety in the nineteenth century relied heavily on the use of Commissions to analyse the causes of individual accidents and to decide on methods to avoid repetitions. Stokes played an ... More


The Engineers’ Revenge, the Age of Kali: Kipling’s Bridges and the End of Jungles

Alan Johnson

in Out of Bounds: Anglo-Indian Literature and the Geography of Displacement

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834838
eISBN:
9780824871529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834838.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter reads Kipling's story “The Bridge-Builders” to show how the author's Anglo-Indian perspective inclines him to empathize with the natural environments—represented by talking animals—even ... More


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