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    DescriptionIn his classic book, J. G. Landels describes the technological advances of the Greeks and Romans with erudition and enthusiasm. He provides an important introduction to engineering, writing about power and energy sources, water engineering, cranes, and transportation devises. From aqueducts to catapults, he attempts to envision machines as they may have worked in the ancient world. He then traces the path of knowledge taken by early thinkers--including Plato, Pliny, and Archimedes--in developing early theories of engineering and physics.

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    Engineering in the Ancient World
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) J. G. Landels
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 238
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    ISBN 13: 9780520227828
    ISBN 10: 0520227824

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    Edition statement
    Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    65 line illustrations, 2 tables
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    27 October 2000
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    Author Information
    J. G. Landels, now retired, was a Senior Lecturer in Classics at Reading University. His work, in collaboration with the Engineering Department, involved making working replicas of ancient machines and testing them in the field.
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    "[Landels] has given a new dimension to our appreciation of Greek and Roman civilization. We are accustomed to appreciate what Greek and Roman artists, writers, and philosophers accomplished. We have not really understood what they achieved as engineers."--"Classical Outlook"