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Engineering in the Ancient World by  J.G Landels - 1st.US Ed.. - 1978 - from KALAMOS BOOKS and Biblio.com

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Engineering in the Ancient World

by Landels, J.G

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Los Angeles: University of California Pr., 1978 "Within the limitations of power available to them, ancient Greeks and Romans made remarkable machines, which were not improved on until the Industrial Revolution. Perhaps the greatest achievement of the Romans was their water engineering, with aqueducts to carry water for miles to feed their municipal plumbing systems. Landels. draws together evidence from archaeological discoveries and literary sources, ane he uses his experience of engineering, to adduce certain arguments from the theory of physics and mechanics .The Greeks and Romans worked within the same physical constraints . and their competence in solving problems and overcoming limitations can be measured against that of other ages and civilizations."224p. illus, bibliography. idex.. 1st.US Ed... Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by Edgar Holloway.


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