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 leisure and security could divert to other ends were limited to a tiny group. It is about these brave men--whose genius enabled the Egyptians to build their pyramids, the Phoenicians to ...

Ancient Engineers 1987, Ballantine Books

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The ancient engineers 1976, Ballantine Books, New York

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The Ancient Engineers 1970, MIT Press (MA), Cambridge, MA

ISBN-13: 9780262540087

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