Untechnical Addresses On Technical Subjects (volume 185) by James DouglasUntechnical Addresses On Technical Subjects (volume 185) by James Douglas

Untechnical Addresses On Technical Subjects (volume 185)

byJames Douglas

Paperback | January 19, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908. Excerpt: ... Secrecy in the Arts Paper read at the Meeting of the American Institute of Mining Engineers (Toronto, July, 1907) Though liberality is not supposed to be a prominent trait of the Scottish character, Canada owes to a Scotchman, Sir William Macdonald, more than to any other of its people, not only wise ideas, but pecuniary help towards extending education; and another Scotchman, in New York, has sumptuously housed under one roof three branches of the engineering fraternity, of which we are one. Having thus created us members of the same family--for the metaphorical meaning of house and kinship is identical--Mr. Carnegie expresses more emphatically than even he could in words, that, by affording facilities for closest intercourse, he invites the mechanical, electrical, and mining engineers to participate in the freest interchange of idea and experience, and to cor 12J relate and combine the results of their studies and activities; and, being members of the same household, to banish reserve and secrecy. And now we, the members of the American Institute of Mining Engineers, assemble as though we were at home in a neighboring country. For whether we meet in Canada, in England, or elsewhere, the Institute is always received as though no political or geographical divisions separated its members from those of congenial associations in the land of its host. In truth, the title which we have assumed claims for the sphere of our activities the whole American continent, regardless of such trifling details as boundary lines. The fact that we must combine to communicate each other's experience, to discuss our difficulties, and to seek each other's aid in solving the intricate problems that so often present themselves in the course of our professional life, is an acknowl...
Title:Untechnical Addresses On Technical Subjects (volume 185)Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:January 19, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217413420

ISBN - 13:9780217413428