Excerpt from Of Earth Work The much discussed subject of the pressure of earthwork is in this essay so exhaustively treated that thing is left to be desired. The engineer may find here a satisfactory explanation of the causes of the discrepancies between theory and practice, and of the differences between different authorities. It was originally presented as a paper to the Institution of Civil Engineers, from the published minutes of which the essay as here presented was published in Van Nostrand's Magazine. Abstracts only of the discussion are presented here. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.