The Ordnance Survey of the United Kingdom

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OPINIONS OF THE PRESS ON "THE ORDNANCE SURVEY OF THE UNITED KINGDOM," BY LIEUT.-COLONEL T. P. E.E.WHITE, BLACKWOOD & 1886.SONS, " aReview As the record of of work,Saturday century in which of is discriminated,every stage progress carefully it be as an excellent memorialmay justly regarded centenary of a national Nor is the great undertaking. practical utility of the as a to the labours of thebook, present Surveyguide and an index to the of the lessDepartment problems future, than the of its historicalnoteworthy suggestiveness retrospect." encumberedAthenaeum "An account,interesting popular as little as withtechnical so as tobedetails,possible intelligible and attractive to the reader." general " Scotsman In the historicalsketch hehas justinteresting T. P.of the Ordnance Colonel White tellsproduced Survey, the of this from its first story important undertaking and a more vivid of its itsmethods,beginnings, gives picture and its than has ever before been laiddifficulties, utility before the public." " There is noScottish Geographical Magazine great work of which the British to beought prouderpublic people than the Ordnance of the and Lt.-ColonelSurvey Kingdom, its rise andWhite has done well to tell the ofstory progress. This he has done in a able and andmanner,very interesting we commend his book to our readers."cordially OPINIONS OF THE PRESS.ii. "Most described ColonelNew York Times clearly by even the technical ofwho handles subject triangulationWhite, said of Mr.

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OPINIONS OF THE PRESS
ON
"THE ORDNANCE SURVEY OF THE UNITED KINGDOM,"
BY
LIEUT.-COLONEL T. P. E.E.WHITE,
BLACKWOOD & 1886.SONS,
" aReview As the record of of work,Saturday century
in which of is discriminated,every stage progress carefully
it be as an excellent memorialmay justly regarded centenary
of a national Nor is the
great undertaking. practical utility
of the as a to the labours of thebook, present Surveyguide
and an index to the of the lessDepartment problems future,
than the of its historicalnoteworthy suggestiveness retrospect."
encumberedAthenaeum "An account,interesting popular
as little as withtechnical so as tobedetails,possible intelligible
and attractive to the reader."
general
"
Scotsman In the historicalsketch hehas justinteresting
T. P.of the Ordnance Colonel White tellsproduced Survey,
the of this from its first
story important undertaking
and a more vivid of its itsmethods,beginnings, gives picture
and its than has ever before been laiddifficulties, utility
before the public."
" There is noScottish Geographical Magazine great
work of which the British to beought prouderpublic people
than the Ordnance of the and Lt.-ColonelSurvey Kingdom,
its rise andWhite has done well to tell the ofstory progress.
This he has done in a able and andmanner,very interesting
we commend his book to our readers."cordiallyOPINIONS OF THE PRESS.ii.
"Most described ColonelNew York Times clearly by
even the technical ofwho handles subject triangulationWhite,
said of Mr.skill that recalls what waswith a literary
with fascination."of theGladstone's investing budgetpower
"
Manchester Courier The volume before us, although
to theof its details aresome initiated,intelligible only
the charms and fascinationsin some ofparts manypossesses
of a romance."
" This volume deserves to be wellLiverpool Mercury
* **
received. It has claim to be as theevery regarded
standard on theauthority subject."
"A most book to all who have seenNature interesting
the Ordnance and their assistants about thetown orSurveyors
Few indeed will there be who will not find theircountry.
own taste ministered to."special
"Chambers^ Journal To those who feel interest inany
the and even to those who do Colonel White'ssubject, not,
of the labours of his comrades is in andstory worthy, literary
other allof commendation."respects,
"
Tablet A most and account of the
interesting complete
* * *National Those who wish to have anSurvey. intelligent
and full of the work which has been done thehistory great by
officers of the Ordnance from itsSurvey commencement,
cannot do better than consult this book."OPINIONS OF THE PRESS. ill.
"
Leeds A service to the hasMercury beengreat public
rendered Lt.-Colonel White in the clear andby Pilkington
work in which he sets forth the thehandy history, progress,
and the of our Nationalpossibilities Survey."
"Dublin Mail Colonel White"WeEvening congratulate
on out amade so readable and a volume ofhaving interesting
so technical."subject
"
Newcastle Journal From this brief of the
description
andvolume its its and indeedcontents, very interesting
valuable character will It is a book thatsufficiently appear.
to find readers."manyought
"
Gazette canYorkshire We recommend thishonestly
work to all who have the interest of Great Britain at heart."
"
Gazette To clothe in and untechnicalBirmingham easy
a narrative of not devoidwhich, thoughlanguage operations,
of andevenromantic are associatedelements, largelypicturesque
with technical details and abstruse mathematical isproblems,
an areachievement to which few scientific writers fully equal.
Such hasa Colonel Whiteservice, however, successfully
rendered the reading public.
"Dundee Advertiser An and instructiveinteresting
narrative."
"
Post The work is most con-Sheffield acceptable, being
andcise, plain, practical."OF THE PRESS.OPINIONS
"To the familiar withScottish News reader,judicious
a of in-or this workmathematics not, conveys great variety
accessible."information not elsewhereandteresting important
" must beAberdeen Free Press Colonel White congratu-
* * *
his effort. We commendlated on the success of heartily
this account."
" The book is what to aNorthern it be,Whig purports
of the National and in theshort account thispopular Survey,
has succeededauthor admirably."
"
Western News The author of thisMorning interesting
an he writework conceived excellent idea when determined to
account of the Ordnance Thea popular Survey. gallant
officer is fitted for such a as he is the executivetask,specially of the his heart is in the and he hasSurvey, subject,
therefore done the work well."
"
Yorkshire Post A short but sketch of the
interesting
* * *
National The account is clear andSurvey. precise,
without muchtoo encumbered technicalities."being by
"
Courier The National is aLiverpool Survey subject
full of and instructive but it has never beeninteresting matter,
* * * The want of a has beenpopularised. popular history
Lt.-Colonel White."bysupplied Pilkington
Northern Chronicle"An excellent short account of a
work."long, longOPINIONS OF THE PRESS. V.
"
Citizen It is a readable account of a most important
and we are the work of thesubject, will, sure, popularise
Survey."
:o:
"
Advertiser The author of this book hasHampshire
within a asmall interest-given, comparatively compass, highly
account of the work of the Ordnance
ing Survey."
"Journal The author's aim is toEngineersRoyal give
the an and account of the
public intelligible popular Survey
without too and there can be no doubt hemany technicalities,
* * *
has succeeded in so This work will beadmirably doing.
* * *
found to all. To the it willinteresting general public
that hasa want been felt."supply long
writes on 10thGreikie, F.E.S., May,Professor^Archibald
"1887 : I have been with much interest book
reading your
on the Ordnance and have recommended its
Survey, perusalby
teachers in a book on which I have justgeographical teaching
finished."
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