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A History of Engineering in Classical and Medieval Times

A HISTORY OF ENGINEERING IN CLASSICAL AND MEDIEVAL TIMES

by: Hill, Donald
Format: Paperback

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Product Description 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. About the Author Donald Hill was a practicing engineer and historian.

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Product Code: 9780415152914
ISBN: 0415152917
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 1996-11-22
Number of Pages: 280 pages
Languages: english
Edition: 1
Dimension: 5.51 x 0.71 x 8.35 inches
Shipping Weight: 0.93 pounds