DE CAMP, L. SPRAGUE.
Title The Ancient Engineers.
Book Condition Softcover. Good condition.
Edition Ninth Printing.
Publisher Ballantine Books, New York: 1983.
0345293479 / 9780345293473
Seller ID 68270X1
A thrilling look at the monuments of the past and a testimony to the imaginative and daring people who built them. We stand and gaze at the Pyramids of Egypt . . . the walls and gates of Babylon . . . the Aqueducts and Roads of the Romans . . . the Hagia Sophia . . . the Temple of Orissa . . . and we are amazed. How were they built? How were they designed? What body of knowledge existed hundreds and thousands of years ago to create such masterpieces of architecture, weaponry, and engineering? And who were the people who left these wonders behind? Includes an Index. "Mr. de Camp has the trick of being able to show technology engaging in feats as full of derring-do as those of Hannibal's army . . . history as it should be told, both in content and in style." - Isaac Asimov, The New York Times Book Review
(Key Words: L. Sprague de Camp, Antiquity, Pyramids, Egypt, Babylon, Babylon, Greece, India, Engineering, Construction, Monuments, Ziggurats, Walls, Temples, Shipbuilding, Rome, Oars, Philon of Byzantium, Machines, Nile River, Akkadian, Invention, Greeks, Engineers, Domes, Constantinople, Canals, Bridges, Augustus, Alexandria).