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Engineering in the ancient world / J.G. Landels.

; Rogers D. Spotswood Collection
Berkeley : University of California Press, 1978.
ISBN 0520034295, 9780520034297, 0520041275

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Other Authors Rogers D. Spotswood Collection.
Subjects IngeĢnierie -- Histoire.
Technologie -- Histoire.
Technology -- History.
Series Ancient culture and society.
Description 224 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Copyright Date 1978.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 218-220) and index.
One copy is part of: the Andrew Oliver Book Collection for Classical and Near Eastern Studies. DGW LOCAL
Summary The Greeks and Romans were considerable engineers. They made many remarkable machines, which where not betttered until the Industrial Revolution. Landels shows how these machines were developed and made. He draws together evidence from archaeological discoveries and from literary sources.
Contents 1. Power and energy sources : Man-power ; Animal power ; Water power ; Wind power ; Steam power -- 2. Water supplies and engineering : Appendix: The sizes of measurement nozzles, and Frontinus' arithmetic -- 3. Water pumps -- 4. Cranes and hoists -- 5. Catapults -- 6. Ships and sea transport : Appendix: Methods of estimating the maximum speeds of oared vessels -- 7. Land transport -- 8. The progress of theoretical knowledge -- 9. The principal Greek and Roman writers on technological subjects : Hero of Alexandria ; Vitruvius ; Frontinus ; Pliny.
Genre History.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)3832463
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Landels, John G. 1926-
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