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Titel: A History of Engineering in Classical and ...
Verlag: Croom Helm, Beckenham, U.K.
Zustand: Very Good
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good
Signiert: By Author
Art des Buches: Used
Hardcover. Signed and dedicated by author on FEP. Several marks and scores on dust jacket. Jacket leading corners, edges and spine ends are slightly creased. Hardcover spine ends and lower leading corners are a little bumped. Binding is intact, contents are clean and clear. AM. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 297228
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.
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