By Cesare Rossi
This ebook describes innovations and designs of historical engineers which are the precursors of the current. The a long time usually diversity from three hundred B.C. to 1600 A.D. with a few exceptions from sooner than and after this era.
As for the very historical ones, the e-book describes innovations (documented by means of archaeological unearths in most cases from Pompei, Ercolano and Stabia) that regularly are little or no recognized and occasionally now not recognized in any respect. a few innovations are within the army box. the reason is, (unfortunately) many innovations and technological strategies were conceived ranging from army applications.
The ebook is split into 5 parts.
The first 4 elements pertain to yes fields and current innovations usually 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, each one of their respective field.
The 5th half refers to fields of engineering (such as textiles and automation) during which very important ideas have been conceived additionally in additional contemporary centuries.
For all of the innovations offered, even the traditional ones of many centuries previous, the authors offer 3 components of study and reference:
Written records (the classics)
Iconic references (coins, bas-reliefs, etc.)
The objective teams of the publication are scholars and students with curiosity on heritage of Mechanical Engineering in Antiquity and Archaelogy.
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