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" Civil engineering is the art of directing the great sources of power in nature to the use and convenience of man"; but at the present time I contend that Thomas Tredgold's definition is insufficient. "
Proceedings of the Annual Meeting - Page 49
by American Society for Engineering Education, Society for the Promotion of Engineering - 1899
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Ways and Works in India: Being an Account of the Public Works in that ...

G. W. MacGeorge - Public works - 1894 - 565 pages
...introduction and practical application in India of those various arts which have directed ' the great sources of power in Nature to the use and convenience of man ' — in other words, in consequence of that enlightened policy of the English governors of the country...
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Ways and Works in India: Being an Account of the Public Works in that ...

George Walter Macgeorge - India - 1894 - 565 pages
...introduction and practical application in India of those various arts which have directed ' the great sources of power in Nature to the use and convenience of man ' — in other words, in consequence of that enlightened policy of the English governors of the country...
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Proceedings, Volume 10

American Society for Engineering Education - Engineering - 1902
...determining commercial success and supremacy. Tredgold's definition of the engineer, as one who directs the sources of power in nature to the use and convenience of man, is certainly broad and inclusive, but the range of technology in his day was quite limited. Whether...
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Engineering Education: Proceedings of the ... Annual Meeting of ..., Volume 10

Society for the Promotion of Engineering Education (U.S.). Meeting - Engineering - 1902
...determining commercial success and supremacy. Tredgold's definition of the engineer, as one who directs the sources of power in nature to the use and convenience of man, is certainly broad and inclusive, but the range of technology in his day was quite limited. Whether...
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Journal, Volume 32

Electricity - 1903
...engineer has not largely contributed. Engineering has been defined as the art of directing the great sources of power in nature to the use and convenience of man, and therefore the engineer is interested in every investigation and discovery in the whole realm of...
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Civil Engineering

Thomas Claxton Fidler - Civil engineering - 1905 - 183 pages
...insight into the true character of engineering. His function is to "Adapt, Convert, and Applv" the great sources of power in Nature to the use and convenience of man. We notice at once that he does not here appear in the character of a wonder-worker. His purposes are...
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Wake up, America!: Manufacturing methods which imperil our trade

Louis Bell - 1906 - 16 pages
...ASHES-HANDLING PLANT, SHEPHERD S BUSH STATION, LONDON. Installed by the CW Hunt Co. IX directing the great sources of power in Nature to the use and convenience of man the engineer has an increasingly difficult task. Not only has he to manufacture power, and apply it to the industrial...
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Biennial Report

Nebraska. Roads and Irrigation Dept - Public works - 1906
...a definition of engineering that has never been improved upon. It is the art of directing the great sources of power in nature to the use and convenience of man. This is the broadest interpretation of the term. More narrowly considered an engineer has been defined...
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The Forum, Volume 38

Lorettus Sutton Metcalf, Walter Hines Page, Joseph Mayer Rice, Frederic Taber Cooper, Arthur Hooley, George Henry Payne, Mitchell Kennerley, Henry Goddard Leach, Edwin Wildman - 1907
...successor for the carbonfilament lamp will be found. In the course of his efforts to direct the great sources of power in nature to the use and convenience of man, the engineer sometimes finds that he has undertaken problems which either refuse to be solved, or else which oppose...
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Cassell's Engineer's Handbook: Comprising Facts and Formulæ, Principles and ...

Henry Adams - Engineering - 1907 - 576 pages
...functions of a civil engineer as denned by the charter are to " adapt, convert, and apply the great sources of power in Nature to the use and convenience of man." All branches of engineering more or less overlap. Among the chief sub-divisions of Civil Engineering...
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