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The story of civilization is , in a sense , the story of engineering — that long and arduous struggle to make the forces of nature work for man's good . The story of engineering , pieced together from dusty manuscripts and crumbling ...
Despite the story's absurdity , as sober a historian as Polybios believed it . Another belief was that one could , by placing magnets in the ceiling of a building , cause an iron statue to float in mid - air .
A story grew up in later centuries that Archimedes : devised an hexagonal mirror , and at an appropriate distance from it set small quadrangular mirrors of the same type , which could be adjusted by metal plates and small hinges .
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This was originally written in 1962, and is therefore is a little dated. Sprague de Camp has written a book all about the different civilisations and the technologies that that invented or acquired ... Leer comentario completo
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5609. The Ancient Engineers, by L. Sprague De Camp (read 21 Jan 2019) This book was first published in 1963 and hence its bibliography includes nothing after that date. It undertakes to tell of the ... Leer comentario completo
One The Coming of the Engineers
Three The Mesopotamian Engineers
Four The Greek Engineers
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