Heron von Alexandria

Heron von Alexandria

by W. Schmidt


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Heron von Alexandria

By W. Schmidt

Hero (or Heron) of Alexandria (c. 10-70 AD) was an ancient Greek mathematician and engineer who lived in the Roman province of Egypt; He is considered the greatest experimenter of antiquity and his work is representative of the Greek scientific tradition. Hero published a famous description of a simple steam engine called an aeolipile. Among his most famous inventions were a windwheel, a cuckoo clock and a vending machine. Much of Hero's original writings and designs have been lost, having been burned by anti-pagan Christians sometime in the late 4th to 5th century but what remains of his work gives a fascinating insight into how advanced ancient Greco-Roman civilization was technically.


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We think these benefits are worth the occasional imperfection resulting from the age of these books at the time of scanning, and their vintage feel provides a connection to the past that goes beyond the mere words of the text.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781628450125
Publisher: Windham Press
Publication date: 06/07/2013
Pages: 26
Sales rank: 936,020
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.05(d)

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