Studies in Ancient Technology

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BRILL, 1966 M01 1 - 200 páginas

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Amazing.
We forget how the history and evolution of the technology of the furnace runs
side by side with the history and evolution of weapons, swords, pottery, glassware,
steel, alloys and just the
simply historic significance of something as simple as "bellows".
This is an amazing book chock full of serious research and ahead of it's time.
It really got my mind thinking. =)
 

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HEAT AND HEATING 1 Introduction
1
Origin and Production of Fire
4
Fuel in Antiquity
13
Heating the Home
14
Roman Hypocausts
30
Speculations and Experiments on Hypocausts
43
Fire and Food
58
Industrial Furnaces
68
Snowcooled Drinks
113
Vessels for Cooling Drinks
116
107 109
118
LIGHT 1 Introduction
122
Lamps in Prehistoric Europe
126
Torch and Taper
128
The Candle
133
Preclassical Lamps
142

Fans Blowpipe and Bellows
83
4
89
36
90
58
91
89
92
REFRIGERATION THE ART OF COOLING AND PRO DUCING COLD 1 Introduction
104
Snow and Ice in the Ancient Near East
107
Refrigeration by Evaporation
109
Ice and Snow in the Classical World
111
Classical Lamps
143
Roman Lamp Factories
159
Some Applications of Lights and Lamps
166
Bibliography
186
122
190
142
191
166
192
Index
197
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