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The Ancient Engineers
The Ancient Engineers
Author: L. Sprague de Camp
From the dawn of history to the rise of the scientific method in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, invention and technology advanced with painful slowness. The reason was not that men were stupid during those thousands of years-it was the fact that most people were simply too busy trying to keep alive. The imagination and daring that leis...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780345293473
ISBN-10: 0345293479
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 450
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Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Excellent! this book is way more interesting and engaging than the title suggests. I only picked it up because I have read L. Sprague De Camp's Conan books and wanted to see what he offered in way of non-fiction. I am so glad that I did!
With this book, you get a broad view of engineers and the inventions that forever changed and advanced human civilization. He gives plenty of historical reference to give a clear time line in your mind of these progresses. A great resource for any history or engineering buff.

5 Stars!


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