Ancient Engineers' Inventions: Precursors of the Present by Cesare Rossi

By Cesare Rossi

This e-book describes innovations and designs of old engineers which are the precursors of the current. The a while mostly diversity from three hundred B.C. to 1600 A.D. with a few exceptions from prior to and after this era.

As for the very old ones, the ebook describes innovations (documented via archaeological unearths customarily from Pompei, Ercolano and Stabia) that quite often are little or no recognized and occasionally no longer identified in any respect. a few innovations are within the army box. the reason is, (unfortunately) many innovations and technological ideas were conceived ranging from army applications.

The e-book is split into 5 parts.

The first 4 components pertain to sure fields and current innovations more often than not conceived as much as the past due Roman Empire. innovations which are consultant of the engineering genius of the ancients and that could be regarded as milestones, every one of their respective field.

The 5th half refers to fields of engineering (such as textiles and automation) during which vital suggestions have been conceived additionally in additional fresh centuries.

For all the innovations provided, even the traditional ones of many centuries earlier, the authors supply 3 parts of analysis and reference:

Written files (the classics)

Iconic references (coins, bas-reliefs, etc.)

Archaeological findings.

The objective teams of the booklet are scholars and students with curiosity on heritage of Mechanical Engineering in Antiquity and Archaelogy.

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