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By Andrew N. Sherwood,Milo Nikolic,John W. Humphrey,John P. Oleson

during this quantity the authors translate and annotate key passages from old authors to supply a heritage and an research of the origins and improvement of expertise. one of the issues lined are:
* energy
* uncomplicated mechanical devices
* agriculture
* foodstuff processing and diet
* mining and metallurgy
* building and hydraulic engineering
* loved ones industry
* shipping and trade
* army technology.
The sourcebook offers one hundred fifty old authors and a various diversity of literary genres, akin to, the encyclopedic Natural Histories of Pliny the Elder, the poetry of Homer and Hesiod, the philosophy of Plato, Aristotle and Lucretius and the rural treatise of Varro.
Humphrey, Oleson and Sherwood offer a complete and obtainable choice of wealthy and sundry resources to demonstrate and elucidate the beginnings of expertise. Glossaries of technological terminology, indices of authors and topics, introductions outlining the final value of the facts, notes to provide an explanation for the categorical information, and a up to date bibliography make this quantity a worthwhile study and instructing tool.

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