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Mechanics of pre-industrial technology : an introduction to the mechanics of ancient and traditional material culture

Author: Brian Cotterell; Johan Kamminga
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a general account of the mechanics behind pre-industrial technology. By combining the skills of an engineer and an archaeologist, it shows how mechanics can be used to create a better understanding of the function of artifacts and the achievements of early technology. The authors examine technology from the earliest stone tools of more than two million years ago to the erection of the statues of Easter  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Cotterell; Johan Kamminga
ISBN: 0521341949 9780521341943 0521428718 9780521428712
OCLC Number: 18520966
Description: xv, 325 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Basic mechanics --
Fluids and solids --
Machines --
Structures --
Stone tools --
Projectiles --
Land transport --
Water transport --
Musical instruments.
Responsibility: Brian Cotterell, Johan Kamminga.
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This is the first general account of the mechanics behind pre-industrial technology. The authors examine technology from the earliest stone tools of more than two million years ago to the erection of  Read more...

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