Engineering and Technology 1650-1750: Illustrations and Texts from Original Sour

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Highly readable text, over 200 contemporary drawings and detailed engravings encompass engineering projects dealing with surveying, leveling, materials, hand tools, lifting equipment, transport and erection, piling, bailing, water supply, hydraulic engineering, and more. Among the specific projects outlined--transporting a 50-ton stone to the Louvre, erecting an obelisk, building timber locks, and dredging canals. An excellent book for engineers, technicians, and anyone interested in engineering methods of the 17th and 18th ...