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Engineering in the Ancient World (rev. ed.)
J. G. Landels (au). Reveals the engineering know-how of the ancient Greeks & Romans. Explores in detail how they developed & constructed their machines,& considers how the same principles are used in modern-day engineering. The Greeks & Romans made many machines that were not bettered until the Industrial Revolution. Using wind, water, animal & man power, they made crossbows & catapults for water; built water-mills & pumps, incl. fire-engines; designed cranes & hoists for building; built & sailed ships both for commerce & war; & built aqueducts to carry water for miles to feed their municipal plumbing systems. Shows how these machines were designed & made, with over 100 clear explanatory diagrams throughout.
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