Engineering in the Ancient World, Revised Edition / Edition 1

Engineering in the Ancient World, Revised Edition / Edition 1

by J. G. Landels, John G. Landels
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520227824

ISBN-13: 9780520227828

Pub. Date: 10/27/2000

Publisher: University of California Press


In his classic book, J. G. 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. From aqueducts to catapults, he attempts to envision machines as they may have worked in…  See more details below

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In his classic book, J. G. 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. From aqueducts to catapults, he attempts to envision machines as they may have worked in the ancient world. He then traces the path of knowledge taken by early thinkers—including Plato, Pliny, and Archimedes—in developing early theories of engineering and physics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520227828
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
10/27/2000
Edition description:
First Edition, With a revised preface, a new appendix, and a new bibliography
Pages:
238
Sales rank:
581,696
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.63(d)

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