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The ancient engineers.

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LC ClassificationsTA16 .D4
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Pagination408 p.
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Open LibraryOL5854665M
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book of the mystery. He introduces us to the master builders who had the vision, the power, and the passion to reach for the clouds and touch the heavens. We share in some of the greatest technological triumphs of all time—triumphs of the human mind, imagination, and spirit Pages: This book made for great bedtime reading; short, engagingly written accounts of ancient engineers, the cultures they lived in, and the mostly civil works of engineering they created.

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We share in some of the greatest technological triumphs of all time—triumphs of the human mind, imagination, and spirit/5(23). The book is an excellent and very concise guide to the technology / engineering state of the art in the ancient world and as such quite probably an essential reading for someone curious about either technology, or the ancients (or of course the combination of the two).Cited by:   In his classic book, J.

Landels describes the technological advances of the Greeks and Romans with erudition and enthusiasm. He provides an important introduction to engineering, writing about power and energy sources, water engineering, cranes, and transportation devises/5.

This book describes the inventions and designs of ancient engineers who are the precursors of the present. The period ranges mainly from B.C. to A.D.

with several exceptions. Many of the oldest inventions are documented by archaeological finds, Author: Cesare Rossi. The Ancient Engineers, by L. Sprague De Camp (read 21 Jan ) This book was first published in and hence its bibliography includes nothing after that date.

It undertakes to tell of the work of engineers and like-minded folk from the earliest times up to the time of Leonardo da Vinci, whom the author calls not the first of modern /5(10). Ancient Engineers' Inventions: Precursors of the Present Cesare Rossi, Flavio Russo, Ferruccio Russo No preview available - Ancient Engineers' Inventions: Precursors of the Present He is autor of several illustrations and a book for the Historical Bureau of the Italian Army and for the Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato (Italian.

In his classic book, J. Landels describes the technological advances of the Greeks and Romans with erudition and enthusiasm. He provides an important introduction to engineering, writing about power and energy sources, water engineering, cranes, and transportation devises.

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This book describes the inventions and designs of ancient engineers who are the precursors of the present.

The period ranges mainly from B.C. to A.D. with several exceptions. Many of the oldest inventions are documented by archaeological finds, often very little known, mainly from Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabiae and reveal a. The Greeks and Romans were considerable engineers.

They made many remarkable machines, which where not betttered until the Industrial Revolution. Landels shows.

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