English Translation of Henry Darcy’s

The Public Fountains of the City of Dijon

Darcy’s 1856 work describes the planning and construction

of Dijon’s water supply system in 1840 and the 1855

experiments that led to Darcy’s Law. Patricia

Bobeck’s unabridged English translation includes

the entire French text plus 28 engineering plates

that were originally published as a separate atlas.

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Patricia Bobeck is a freelance translator of French and Spanish into English who specializes in the earth sciences. Her areas of expertise include water, petroleum, uranium, chemistry, engineering, mining, the environment, and geophysics.

She translated Henry Darcy’s Les Fontaines publiques de la ville de Dijon from French to English, for which she received the S. Edmund Berger Prize for Excellence in Scientific and Technical Translation.


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