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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 know-how. one of the issues lined are:
* energy
* easy mechanical devices
* agriculture
* foodstuff processing and diet
* mining and metallurgy
* building and hydraulic engineering
* loved ones industry
* delivery and trade
* army technology.
The sourcebook offers a hundred and fifty old authors and a various diversity of literary genres, similar 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 supply a finished and obtainable selection of wealthy and sundry assets to demonstrate and elucidate the beginnings of expertise. Glossaries of technological terminology, indices of authors and topics, introductions outlining the final importance of the proof, notes to give an explanation for the explicit information, and a contemporary bibliography make this quantity a useful learn and educating tool.

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