A History of Engineering in Classical and Medieval Times

A History of Engineering in Classical and Medieval Times

by Donald Hill, Donald Hill
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415152917

ISBN-13: 9780415152914

Pub. Date: 01/28/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

It is impossible to understand the cultures and achievements of the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, and Arabs, without knowing something of their technology. Rome, for example, made advances in many areas which were subsequently lost and not regained for more than a millenium. This is a knowledgeable yet lucid account of the wonderful triumphs and the limitations of

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It is impossible to understand the cultures and achievements of the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, and Arabs, without knowing something of their technology. Rome, for example, made advances in many areas which were subsequently lost and not regained for more than a millenium. This is a knowledgeable yet lucid account of the wonderful triumphs and the limitations of ancient and medieval engineering. This book systematically describes what is known about the evolution of irrigation works, dams, bridges, roads, building construction, water and wind power, automata, and clocks, with references to the social, geographical, and intellectual context.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415152914
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

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