Engineering in the Ancient World

ISBN-10: 0520041275

ISBN-13: 9780520041271

Edition: N/A

Authors: J. G. Landels

List price: $17.95
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In a new edition of this highly acclaimed book, the author reveals the engineering know-how of the ancient Greeks and Romans. In fascinating detail he describes how they developed and constructed their machines, and considers how the same principles are used in modern-day engineering.
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Book details

List price: $17.95
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 2/5/1981
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Power and Energy Sources
Man-power
Animal power
Water power
Wind power
Steam power
Water Supplies and Engineering
The sizes of measurement nozzles, and Frontinus' arithmetic
Water Pumps
Cranes and Hoists
Catapults
Ships and Sea Transport
Methods of estimating the maximum speeds of oared vessels
Land Transport
The Progress of Theoretical Knowledge
The Principal Greek and Roman Writers on Technological Subjects
Hero of Alexandria
Vitruvius
Frontinus
Pliny
The Reconstruction of a Trireme
Some Further Thoughts
Bibliography
Index
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