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Philon also describes a portentous invention with great practical possibilities : the water wheel . In some of his designs , the wheel merely forms part of one of his magical displays of twittering birds . One little overshot wheel ...
In introducing this water - hoisting apparatus , Philon remarks that the wheel “ can be applied to many other uses . ” And , in describing one of his toy whistling water wheels , he says it shall have , around its rim , “ openings like ...
The next stride towards the age of power machinery was to combine the rotary mill with the water wheel , making a water mill . The earliest allusions to the water mill go back to early – I. Strabon mentions that : “ It was at Kabeira ...
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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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