Engineering: the Pre-Industrial Age

By: Parry, Dick

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Illustrated, pp 256, paperback, a very good clean copy with just the slightest signs of wear to the covers. [The period embraced by the term 'Pre-Industrial Age' extended from the end of the Ancient World, usually regarded as the fall of Rome, to around the middle of the eighteenth century and this book is primarily concerned with civil engineering achievements in Europe during this period. Throughout the pre-industrial age, as now, civil engineering works had an overwhelming influence on the lives people led: roads, bridges, tunnels, canals, river improvements, fortifications, cathedrals and other major public buildings, water supply, land drainage and reclamation. Many of the civil engineering works of the pre-industrial age are still in use today, including major structures such as the great cathedrals and mosques, and bridges taking modern traffic. Many canals, such as the Canal du Midi, are still in use today, both for commercial purposes and leisure activities. The landforms in which many people now work and live, such as the Netherlands and the fenlands of England, were fashioned by the drainage and land reclamation schemes of this period. Thus, it is surely important that we understand how and why, and in what context, these works were created.]

Title: Engineering: the Pre-Industrial Age

Author Name: Parry, Dick

Categories: History of Science, Industry, History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Stroud, Gloucestershire., Amberley: 2013

ISBN Number: 1445614456

ISBN Number 13: 9781445614458

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 014718