Ancient Engineers' Inventions

Ancient Engineers' Inventions

Author: Cesare Rossi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 904812252X

Category: Social Science

Page: 340

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We live in an age in which one can easily think that our generation has invented and discovered almost everything; but the truth is quite the opposite. Progress cannot be considered as sudden unexpected spurts of individual brains: such a genius, the inventor of everything, has never existed in the history of humanity. What did exist was a limitless procession of experiments made by men who did not waver when faced with defeat, but were inspired by the rare successes that have led to our modern comfortable reality. And that continue to do so with the same enthusiasm. The study of the History of Engineering is valuable for many reasons, not the least of which is the fact that it can help us to understand the genius of the scientists, engineers and craftsmen who existed centuries and millenniums before us; who solved problems using the devices of their era, making machinery and equipment whose concept is of such a surprising modernity that we must rethink our image of the past.
Ancient Engineers' Inventions
Language: en
Pages: 340
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Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-03-23 - Publisher: Springer

We live in an age in which one can easily think that our generation has invented and discovered almost everything; but the truth is quite the opposite. Progress cannot be considered as sudden unexpected spurts of individual brains: such a genius, the inventor of everything, has never existed in the
Ancient Engineers' Inventions
Language: en
Pages: 340
Authors: Cesare Rossi, Flavio Russo, Ferruccio Russo
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-03-13 - Publisher: Springer

We live in an age in which one can easily think that our generation has invented and discovered almost everything; but the truth is quite the opposite. Progress cannot be considered as sudden unexpected spurts of individual brains: such a genius, the inventor of everything, has never existed in the
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Pages: 314
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