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Roman Bridges
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Stephen Jack Wrote:Why? No French library carries it.

Bidwell and Holbrook Hadrian's Wall Bridges 1989 has a Google index of about 7, it's slightly higher if you use only the ISBN. To put this into perspective Roman Bridges by O' Connor has a Google index of 62000.

Was it ever published in hardback?

Just watched 'The Spy Who Came In From The Cold', your shot in the last scene. :0
I suggested Bidwell because there are lots of drawings that you can colour in. No clowns or giraffes I'm afraid though. I believe it was published in hardback, although it has been a few years since I last had a copy in my paw. I apologise profusely for the fact that no French library apparently carries this book. You have obviously been very busy trying to establish that and I am deeply sorry for wasting your time.

Google Index? You go for it pal. In fact, in retrospect, one must ask why, if this book has such a high index, why you bothered posting your question on here.

In any event, you wrote "Should this be, beam compressed over time to now resemble the form of a flat plank. Beams will transfer loading to piles planks will not". If you are happy with your analysis then run with it. Well done, question answered. Reading the original report could possibly upset you if/when it did not lend itself to your reintepretation.

As for getting shot, I was due to survive the film but faced with the prospect of having to return to an underpaid job as a digger for an undisclosed unit in the north of England, and the stroppiness and rudeness of certain individuals my character had to deal with I decided Leamas would stay to brave the bullets of the progressive, peace and freedom loving DDR. But that is another story Smile
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#12
Stephen Jack Wrote:Why? No French library carries it.

Bidwell and Holbrook Hadrian's Wall Bridges 1989 has a Google index of about 7, it's slightly higher if you use only the ISBN. To put this into perspective Roman Bridges by O' Connor has a Google index of 62000.

Was it ever published in hardback?

Ah, Google, always my first stop for authoritative comment on the value of an academic publication.

Has Jean-Pierre Adam got anything to say on bridge construction? I daresay French libraries keep a stock of his tomes handy.

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Stephen Jack Wrote:Why? No French library carries it.

Oddly, that shouldn't be a marker for usefulness.

Quote:Bidwell and Holbrook Hadrian's Wall Bridges 1989 has a Google index of about 7, it's slightly higher if you use only the ISBN. To put this into perspective Roman Bridges by O' Connor has a Google index of 62000.

Again, why is that a marker for validity or usefulness? Some of the results I've seen from searches don't give the most relevant (to the searcher) results at the top, they often give the easiest ones in terms of search matches, which says more about the way people frame search terms than anything.

Here, see this? It's a result for the search term 'roman bridges'. http://lmgtfy.com/?q=roman+bridges How deep do you have to go to achieve results that actually give you the information you want? Google rankings are only an indication of the searcher's needs. Most of them head to Wikipedia, or print out something quick and easy for their school report. It's like using Asterix as documentation for research on the Gauls under Rome.

Quote:Just watched 'The Spy Who Came In From The Cold', your shot in the last scene. :0

You're shot, not your, unless it's something of his that has been shot. If so, can you give details so we can all enjoy it?
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mpoole Wrote:You're shot, not your, unless it's something of his that has been shot. If so, can you give details so we can all enjoy it?

Can we start a long overdue campaign for the eradication of the misuse of the humble apostrophe and comma in archaeological output? Please, please?:face-approve:
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Dinosaur Wrote:Can we start a long overdue campaign for the eradication of the misuse of the humble apostrophe and comma in archaeological output? Please, please?:face-approve:

Ok.

I'm more the 'sneak around and paint out unnecessary punctuation when no one is looking' sort of person. Guerrila proofreading, anyone?
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#16
What's w'rong wit' apos'phes. I l've 'm 'es'f.....urk! Fume!Sad!
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#17
"2 Carvery's for ?10" makes me cringe a bit every time I drive past the pub it's on in 10 foot letters - sadly that's twice a day, so a lot of cringeing......
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mpoole Wrote:Here, see this? It's a result for the search term 'roman bridges'. http://lmgtfy.com/?q=roman+bridges How deep do you have to go to achieve results that actually give you the information you want? Google rankings are only an indication of the searcher's needs. Most of them head to Wikipedia, or print out something quick and easy for their school report. It's like using Asterix as documentation for research on the Gauls under Rome.



You're shot, not your, unless it's something of his that has been shot. If so, can you give details so we can all enjoy it?


ROMAN + BRIDGES = 280,000 hits

'ROMAN BRIDGES' = 280,000 hits

"ROMAN BRIDGES" = 9,290 hits

" " they make all the difference.
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Hmmm.. I know its not on topic... but thats fascinating!
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Stephen Jack Wrote:ROMAN + BRIDGES = 280,000 hits

'ROMAN BRIDGES' = 280,000 hits

"ROMAN BRIDGES" = 9,290 hits

" " they make all the difference.

No. I wanted the details on the ending of TSWCIFTC, wherein we discover what was shot, and by whom.

Btw, a little hint. Using " " in a search has a tendency to remove the most useful information, as often it eliminates Wikipedia and the Dover collection of line-drawing books, which are usually invaluable.

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