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ENGINEERING IN THE ANCIENT WORLD

Landels, J. G.

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ISBN 10: 0520034295 / ISBN 13: 9780520034297
Published by University of California Press, Berkeley, CA, 1978
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In this fascinating study, Dr. J. G. Landels shows how the Romans and Greeks great engineering marvels (such as aquaducts, catapults, and cranes) were developed and made. He draws together evidence from archaeological discoveries and from literary sources, and he uses his own experience of engineering to adduce certain arguments from the theory of physics and mechanics. Included are diagrams, a bibliography, and an index. This copy is clean and solid. Bookseller Inventory # 002467

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Title: ENGINEERING IN THE ANCIENT WORLD

Publisher: University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

Publication Date: 1978

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition

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Studies the engineering accomplishments of the Greeks and Romans, surveying pumps, cranes, engines, ships, and transport systems employed for purposes of both peace and war

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J. G. Landels, now retired, was a Senior Lecturer in Classics at Reading University. His work, in collaboration with the Engineering Department, involved making working replicas of ancient machines and testing them in the field.

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