Engineering in the Ancient World, Revised Edition / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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Ícaro|Ícaro|Ícaro|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 thinkersincluding Plato, Pliny, and Archimedesin developing early theories of engineering and physics.
|Publisher:||University of California Press|
|Edition description:||First Edition, With a revised preface, a new appendix, and a new bibliography|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.80(d)|