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The Art of
By HARWOOD FROST
An explanation of the problems involved in the building of roads and streets, the various roadmaking materials, qualities of roads suited for various purposes, and other information, written in a non-technical style suitable for the general reader. Contains a Digest of the Stateaid Road Laws of the Various States, and a Bibliography of Roadmaking Covering a Period from 1600 to date.
INTRODUCTORY. History of Road Development (7 pa.es) PART I. Preliminary Considerations,
3 Chapters; 27 pages. PART II. Country and Suburban Roads,
9 Chapters; 261 pages. PART III. City Streets and Pavements,
10 Chapters; 178 pages. Appendices and Bibliography; 71 pages.
Cloth;6x9 ins.; XVIII + 544 pages; 263 illus.;
Price, $3.00 net.
The Engineering News Pub'g Co. 220 Broadway.
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Copyright 1911 by
HARWOOD FROST Entered at Stationer's Hall, London, E. C. 1911
All Rights Reserved
Published April, 1911
Every book should have a Preface. It opens up the subject with the reader much as the state of the weather opens a conversation between strangers. In the present case, the subject-the making, selecting, and reading of engineering literature-is one on which, up to this time, there has been practically nothing in published form, excepting a few reprints of lectures and occasional periodical articles. treatment of this important subject has been long needed, and I offer no apologies for the present attempt. But such a work is peculiarly open to criticism and in anticipation of such, I may say that I am already well aware of its many imperfections and faults, both of omission and commission.
The material itself is an elaboration of that given in addresses to engineering students in the early part of 1910, and its presentation in a printed book is the outgrowth of a request that this material be given in a more permanent and useful form than that of oral discourse. When the writing was commenced it was the intention to issue two or three pamphlets only; but as the work progressed, the fact developed that while there is plenty of literature for the