A History of Engineering in Classical and Medieval Times

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Psychology Press, 1996 - 263 pagine

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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Sommario

Irrigation and Water Supply
17
Dams
47
Bridges
62
Roads
78
Building Construction
100
Surveying
116
Instruments
183
Automata
199
1a Concentric Siphon
209
Clocks
223
Bibliography
248
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