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Further Experiments on the Discharge of Models of Sluices

By H E Hurst2

1930

Government Press : Cairo

11" by 8"

23pp

 

 

 

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The first edition of this very scarce report by leading hydrologist and namesake of the 'Hurst Exponent', Harold Edwin Hurst. An important work regarding sluices and irrigation.

With fascinating provenance. From the library of Frederic Newhouse (1883-1969), was a sometime inspector-general of Egyptian irrigation in the Sudan. His contemporary signature to the front board. This title was published as a part of a series of reports commissioned by the 'Ministry of Public Works, Egypt'. The Egyptian Department of Public works was established in the early 19th century and concentrated on works relating to irrigation and hydraulic engineering. It became the most respected engineering entity and regarded as a fantastic school for civil engineers in modern Egypt. This work was issued during the British Occupation Period and is number 25 of the 'Physical Department Paper'. Written by Harold Edwin Hurst. Hurst was a British hydrologist from Leicester. He produced several studies on the long-term storage capacity of reservoirs and of the fluctuation in water level in the Nile. He worked in Egypt for 62 years and was heavily involved in the new Aswan High Dam project, which was built using his plan. This technical study follows from Hurst's previous 1928 work titled 'The Measurement of the Discharge of the Nile Through The Sluices of the Aswan Dam' which charts tables of the discharge of sluices as well as outlining four methods to measure discharge of the Nile. Hurst also presented the results of these methods, which includes a wide range of data. To this report Hurst uses models of sluices to experiment on their discharge. He first outlines his models before providing the conditions of flow and the results of his experiments. This report is a fascinating piece of experimental engineering and traces the development of irrigation in Egypt. With an errata slip bound in and a loosely inserted corrections leaf. Illustrated, with nineteen charts supporting Hurst's arguments. An interesting and important study on the Nile and the irrigation development during the British occupation.

CONDITION

In a quarter cloth binding with paper covered boards. Externally, generally smart. Boards have faded to the edges. Occasional light spots to boards. Prior owner's inscription to the front board. Front board is warped slightly due to minor water damage. This has caused minor cockling to the page edges. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright.

Overall Condition: Good

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