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By Cesare Rossi

This booklet describes innovations and designs of historic engineers which are the precursors of the current. The a long time almost always variety from three hundred B.C. to 1600 A.D. with a few exceptions from ahead of and after this era.

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

The booklet is split into 5 parts.

The first 4 elements pertain to convinced fields and current innovations in general conceived as much as the past due Roman Empire. innovations which are consultant of the engineering genius of the ancients and which may 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 strategies 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 study and reference:

Written files (the classics)

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

Archaeological findings.

The objective teams of the publication are scholars and students with curiosity on historical past of Mechanical Engineering in Antiquity and Archaelogy.

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