The art of finding springs : a translation of L'art de decouvrir les sources, seconde édition / by Abbe Jean-Baptiste Paramelle ; translated by Patricia Bobeck, Ph. D. (State of Texas Professional Geoscientist, American Translators Association certified translator, Geotechnical Translations, Austin, Texas).
Boulder, Colorado : The Geological Society of America, 2019.
The art of finding springs -- Introduction to the translation -- Foreword to the second edition (1859) -- Preface to the first edition (1856) -- Hills -- Depressions on the earth's surface -- Internal structure of the earth -- Unstratified rocks -- Stratified rocks -- Examination of high places -- Examination of hillslopes -- Examination of lowlands -- Examination of flowing water bodies -- Meaning of the word "spring" -- Erroneous opinions on the origin of springs -- Responses to erroneous opinions on the origin of springs -- The true origin of springs -- How springs form -- Underground pathways that groundwater follows.
Where to dig for water -- How to determine the depth of an underground watercourse -- How to determine the volume of an underground watercourse -- Rock types favorable for the discovery of underground watercourses -- Rock types unfavorable for the discovery of underground watercourses -- Volcanic rocks that are unlikely to contain underground watercourses -- Friable rocks where underground watercourses are not likely to be found -- Rock types that lack water because of their structure or lack of cohesion -- Mineral, thermal, and periodic springs -- Potable and non-potable springs -- Methods for clarifying turbid underground watercourses -- How to exploit underground watercourses -- Underground watercourses that appear late or not at all -- Ways to compensate for lack of groundwater -- Origin and development of this theory -- Underground watercourses found on the basis of this theory -- Ancient and modern methods of finding underground watercourses.
"The book chronicles the beginning of hydrogeology in France in the mid-nineteenth century. Abbe J.-B. Paramelle got his start searching for groundwater on a karst plateau in 1818, and by 1856 had found water in more than 10,000 places in France with a 90% success rate. He wrote this book to describe his observations and methods"-- Provided by publisher.