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ancient engineers

by L. Sprague De Camp

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  • 12 Currently reading

Published by Dorset in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Engineering -- History

  • Edition Notes

    StatementL. Sprague De Camp.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination408 p., [16] p. of plates :
    Number of Pages408
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13570496M
    ISBN 100880294566
    OCLC/WorldCa24490784

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In The Ancient Engineers, L. Sprague de Camp delves into the heart of the mystery. He introduces us to the master builders who had the vision, the power, and the passion to reach for the clouds and touch the heavens.

We share in some of the greatest technological triumphs of all time—triumphs of the human mind, imagination, and by: This book made for great bedtime reading; short, engagingly written accounts of ancient engineers, the cultures they lived in, and the mostly civil works of engineering they created.

Bearing in mind when this book was written, a modern reader will find much to sigh about, but after all the Man-with-a-capital-M in the intro, will also find many /5.

This book brings to light the knowledge ancient engineers possessed. This book does get a bit technical, however I believe most people should be able to follow the basic mechanics discussed at least well enough to get the gist of the discussion.

I think this is a great book to review engineering mechanics for those trained under a more modern Cited by:   In The Ancient Engineers, L. Sprague de Camp delves into the heart of the mystery. He introduces us to the master builders who had the vision, the power, and the passion to reach for the clouds and touch the heavens.

We share in some of the greatest technological triumphs of all time—triumphs of the human mind, imagination, and spirit Pages: Buy a cheap copy of The Ancient Engineers book by L. Sprague de Camp. A reasonably scholarly but nonetheless accessible history of the great engineering feats of the human race up to the Renaissance, including a great chapter on Free shipping over $Cited by: LibraryThing Review User Review - Schmerguls - LibraryThing.

The Ancient Engineers, by L. Sprague De Camp (read 21 Jan ) This book was first published in and hence its bibliography includes nothing after that date.3/5(8). Description of the book "Ancient Engineers": From the dawn of history to the rise of the scientific method in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, invention and technology advanced with painful slowness.

Ancient Engineers' Inventions: Precursors of the Present (History of Mechanism and Machine Science series) by Cesare Rossi. We live in an age in which one can easily think that our generation has invented and discovered almost everything; but the truth is quite the opposite.

The Pyramids of Giza, the Parthenon of Greece, the Great Wall of China, the Colosseum of Rome Today, we stand in awe before these wonders of the ancient world.

They hold our history and the deepest secrets of our past in their hidden THE ANCIENT ENGINEERS, L. Sprague de Camp delves into the heart of the mystery. He introduces us to the master builders who had the vision, the 3/5(6). The ancient Romans were famous for their advanced engineering accomplishments, although some of their inventions were improvements on older ideas, concepts and inventions.

Technology for bringing running water into cities was developed in the east, but transformed by the Romans into a technology inconceivable in Greece.

Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: De Camp, L. Sprague (Lyon Sprague), Ancient engineers. Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, Get this from a library. The ancient engineers. [L Sprague De Camp] -- Describes methods used by early irrigators, architects, and military engineers to build and maintain structures to serve their ruler's wants.

The ancient engineers by L. Sprague De Camp; 14 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Engineering, History. This book describes the inventions and designs of ancient engineers who are the precursors of the present.

The period ranges mainly from B.C. to A.D. with several exceptions. Many of the oldest inventions are documented by archaeological finds, often very little known, mainly from Pompeii. This book describes the inventions and designs of ancient engineers who are the precursors of the present.

The period ranges mainly from B.C. to A.D. with several exceptions. Many of the oldest inventions are documented by archaeological finds, often very little known, mainly from Pompeii, Herculaneum and Stabiae and reveal a. The Ancient Engineers L.

Sprague de Camp. Language: english. ISBN: File: PDF, MB. Save for later. Most frequently terms. engineers ancient roman ancient engineers greek rome You can write a book review and share your experiences.

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It undertakes to tell of the work of engineers and like-minded folk from the earliest times up to the time of Leonardo da Vinci, whom the author calls not the first of modern /5(10). Title: “The Ancient Engineers” Author: L. Sprague de CampLength: Publisher: Ballantine BooksPrice: $ (Paper back on Amazon)Reading time: 10 hoursReading rating (1=very difficult, 10=very easy): 4Overall rating (1=average, 4= outstanding): 2 L.

Sprague de Camp’s “ The Ancient Engineers” gives us a look at innovations made throughout known history, providing a wealth. Ancient Engineers. I first read this book in college back in the '70s. I gave me an appreciation of the fact that Necessity is the mother of Invention.

I remember thinking that the author focused too much on military advancements in engineering and innovation. Now, at the end of a life-long career as a combat engineer, I realize that nowhere 5/5(2).

This book describes the inventions and designs of ancient engineers who are the precursors of the present. The period ranges mainly from B.C.

to A.D. with several exceptions. Many of the oldest inventions are documented by archaeological finds, Author: Cesare Rossi.Ancient Engineers' Inventions Precursors of the Present. Authors: Rossi, Cesare, Russo, Flavio, Russo, Ferruccio.