Gummere , J. Treatise on Surveying , containing the Theory and Practice , & c . 2nd edition . Philadelphia , 1817 . Haskoll , W. D. Engineers ' , Mining Surveyors ' , and Contractors ' Field Book ; a Series of Tables , & c .
Author: Victoria and Albert museumPublish On: 1876
Gummere , J. Treatise on Surveying , containing the Theory and Practice , & c . 2nd edition . 8vo . bound . Philadelphia , 1817 . Haskoll , W. D. Engineers ' , Mining Surveyors ' , and Contractors ' Field Book ; a Series of Tables ...
Author: United States Military Academy. LibraryPublish On: 1876
Treatise of Practical Surveying ; which is demonstrated from its first principles , wherein is every thing that is ... Treatise on Surveying , containing the Theory and Practice : to which is prefixed a perspicuous System of Plane ...
Author: U.S. Library of Congress. Catalog. 1869Publish On: 1869
Gummere ( J. ) Treatise on surveying , containing theory and practice . 15th ed . 8 ° . Philadelphia , 1853 . ... Lendy ( A. F. ) Practical course of military surveying , including the principles of topographical drawing .
Siborn ( W. ) Practical treatise on topographical surveying and drawing , with instructions in topographical modelling . 8 ° . London , 1827 . ... ( J. ) Treatise on surveying , containing theory and practice . 15th ed . 80 .
Author: United States Military Academy. LibraryPublish On: 1853
Translated from the Latin , with additions . 7th edition . 1 vol . 8vo . Edinburgh , 1769 . 2663 Gummere ( John ) . Treatise on Surveying , containing the Theory and Practice to which is prefixed a perspicuous System of Plane ...
8 ° 4 THE PROSE Writers of America ; with a survey of the intellectual history , condition , and prospects of the country . Second edition , revised . ... 8 ° 2 A TREATISE on Surveying ; containing the theory and practice .
Charles Davies, Elements of Surveying and Navigation (New York: A. S. Barnes, 1846), 79; John Gummere, A Treatise of Surveying Containing the Theory and Practice (Philadelphia: Thomas, Cowperthwait, 1846), 254.
Author: Maurice S. Lee
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
The role of chance changed in the nineteenth century, and American literature changed with it. Long dismissed as a nominal concept, chance was increasingly treated as a natural force to be managed but never mastered. New theories of chance sparked religious and philosophical controversies while revolutionizing the sciences as probabilistic methods spread from mathematics, economics, and sociology to physics and evolutionary biology. Chance also became more visible in everyday life, as Americans attempted to control its power through weather forecasting, insurance policies, military strategy, and financial dealings. Uncertain Chances shows how the rise of chance shaped the way nineteenth-century American writers confronted questions of doubt and belief. Poe's detective fiction critiques probabilistic methods; Melville's works struggle to vindicate moral action under conditions of chance; Douglass and other African American authors fight against statistical racism; Thoreau learns to appreciate the play between nature's randomness and order; and Dickinson works faithfully to render poetically the affective experience of chance-surprise. These and other nineteenth-century writers dramatize the inescapable dangers and wonderful possibilities of chance. Their writings even help to navigate extremes that remain with us today--fundamentalism and relativism, determinism and chaos, terrorism and risk-management, the rational confidence of the Enlightenment and the debilitating doubts of modernity.