By EMORY L. KEMP,Lance E. Metz,Robert J. Kapsch
Emory Kemp is the founder and director of the Institute for the heritage of know-how and commercial Archaeology at West Virginia collage, the place he additionally served as a chair and professor of civil engineering and a professor of background. This number of essays encompasses over fifty years of his learn within the box of the historical past of technology.
Within those twelve essays, Kemp describes and analyzes 19th century advancements in construction fabrics akin to iron, metal, and cement; roads and bridges, specifically the evolution of the suspension bridge; canals and navigable rivers, together with the Ohio River and its tributaries; and water offer structures. As one of many few training American engineers who additionally researches and writes as an instructional, Kemp provides a major historic context to his paintings by means of focusing not just at the building of a constitution but additionally at the analytical technological know-how that heralds a structure’s layout and development.
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