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Report upon the physics and hydraulics of the Mississippi River; upon the protection of the alluvial region against overflow; and upon the deepening of the mouths ... submitted to the Bureau of Topographical Engineers, War Department, 1861. [Reprinted with additions.]
Washington, D.C.: G.P.O., 1876. 4to, pp. xxxiii, [1], 691; errata slip laid in; 25 maps and tables, mostly folding, a few printed in color, at the back; some wear at extremities, small break in cloth at bottom of rear joint; a good sound copy, or better. Issued as Professional Papers of the Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army, No. 13., No.4. Professional Papers of the Corps of Engineers United States Army. This report was among the most important on the Mississippi River, and "so valuable a contribution to the knowledge of the hydraulics of great rivers that it was translated into foreign languages and permanently established the reputation of its authors as investigators, scientists and engineers of a high order. It formed the basis for the flood control and the improvement of the navigation of the great river" (DAB).
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