Dock and Dam

Emanuel Swedenborg

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Swedenborg Scientific Association
Dimensions: 150 x 230 mm
Language: English
Translator: Alfred Acton
Place of publication: Bryn Athyn, PA
Date of publication: 1950

Dock and Dam
(ISBN: 978-091522106-6)



Swedenborg was an engineer to Charles XII of Sweden, helping to design and build a dry dock for the king’s navy at Karlskrona in 1716, which he writes about in the first of the two treatises published in this little booklet. In the second treatise, Swedenborg outlines a new way of constructing dams that had been devised by his mentor Christopher Polhem. This booklet comes with a Preface from the translator and illustrative drawings by Gustav Grenzlinger.

Additional Information

Translations of two sections of Methodus nova inveniendi longitudines locorum terra marique ope lunae (1721).