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A tale of three thirsty cities : the innovative water supply systems of Toledo, London and Paris in the second half of the sixteenth century

Author: Chaim Shulman
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2017]
Series: Technology and change in history, v. 14.
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Genre/Form: History
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Tale of three thirsty cities.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2017]
(DLC) 2017037588
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chaim Shulman
ISBN: 9789004312425 9004312420
OCLC Number: 1015885841
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Intro --
Contents --
Abbreviations, Date Conventions and Notes --
List of Figures --
Introduction --
The Subject of Our Research --
Mechanical Engineers and Know-How Migration --
Chapter 1 Human Water Consumption in England, France and Spain in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries --
Chapter 2 Water-Lifting Technology in the Graeco-Roman World and Its Development through the Renaissance --
The Invention of Water-Lifting Devices --
The Use of Water-Lifting Devices in the Roman Era --
Islamic Technological Influence --
The Diffusion of the Waterwheel in Europe --
The Improvement of Water Lifting Technology in Europe, Evolution or Quantum Leaps? --
Basic Water Raising Technologies --
Direct Water-Lifting with Compartmented Waterwheels --
Archimedean Screws --
Ctesibius' Double-Acting Force Pumps --
Theatres of Machines --
Complex Water Lifting Configurations Relevant to the Present Study --
Water-Raising Machines at Atmospheric Pressure --
Transmission of Power through Distances --
Waterwheels Sensitivity to Variations in the Level of the River Flow --
Piping Networks --
The Diffusion of False Know-How --
The Italian Strategy-Gravity Based Solutions --
Chapter 3 Toledo --
Spain and Toledo in the 1560s --
Early Attempts to Supply Water to Toledo --
Water Supply to Toledo in the Sixteenth Century --
Juanelo Turriano --
The Artificio --
Iconographic Representations and Exact Location of the Artificio Building --
The Artificio's Technology-The Operational Principle --
Escosura y Beck-The Inclined Plane Theory --
The Vertical Solution, Proposed by Ladislao Reti --
Juan Luis Peces Ventas' Improvement of the Inclined Plane Theory --
Nicolás García Tapia's Proposition --
Francesc Xavier Jufre García's Concept: Operating Valturio Scales --
Unanswered Technical Questions --
Technical Conclusions --
The Artificio, as Seen by Contemporary Writers. The Ingenio of Juan Fernández del Castillo --
Land Reclamation and Sewerage in Spain --
The Spanish Attitude Towards Science and Technology during the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries --
Chapter 4 London --
Tudor London in the 1580s --
Early Attempts to Provide the City with a Water Supply System --
The Elizabethan Patent System --
Peter Morris --
The London Bridge Waterworks in Contemporary Sources --
Technical Operation --
Supporting Evidence for Bate's Interpretation of Morris' Operational Principle --
The External Appearance of the London Waterworks --
The Consequences of the Installation of Waterwheels in the London Bridge --
The Later Development of the London Bridge Waterworks --
Other Initiatives --
The New River --
Competition between the Different Water Suppliers --
Land Reclamation and Sewerage in England --
Chapter 5 Paris --
Government and Municipal Authorities-Paris Administration and Development in the Late Sixteenth and Early Seventeenth Centuries --
History of Former Water Supply Undertakings --
La Samaritaine --
The Operational Principle of La Samaritaine --
Description of the Original Samaritaine Building in Contemporary Travelogues --
Depictions of the Original Building of La Samaritaine in Maps and Views of Paris --
The Samaritaine Building after its Renovation in 1714 --
Additional Initiatives to Solve the Water Problem in the Seventeenth Century --
Pumps at Pont Notre Dame --
The Machine at Marly --
Land Reclamation and Sewerage in France --
Chapter 6 Conclusions --
Sources and Bibliography --
Archives, Libraries and Museums --
Published Sources --
Iconographical and Cartographical Sources --
Studies --
Websites --
Online Sources for Retrieved Images --
Index for Personal Names, Towns and Cities --
Index of Subjects.
Series Title: Technology and change in history, v. 14.
Responsibility: edited by Chaim Shulman.

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