Pre-Industrial Cities and Technology

Pre-Industrial Cities and Technology

by Colin Chant, David Goodman

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Overview

This, the first book in the series, explores cities from the earliest earth built settlements to the dawn of the industrial age exploring ancient, Medieval, early modern and renaissance cities. Among the cities examined are Uruk, Babylon, Thebes, Athens, Rome, Constantinople, Baghdad, Siena, Florence, Antwerp, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Mexico City, Timbuktu, Great Zimbabwe, Hangzhou, Beijing and Hankou Among the technologies discussed are: irrigation, water transport, urban public transport, aqueducts, building materials such as brick and Roman concrete, weaponry and fortifications, street lighting and public clocks.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781134636198
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/08/2005
Series: Cities and Technology
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
File size: 20 MB
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About the Author

Colin Chant is a lecturer in History of Science and Technology and David Goodman is Head of the Department of History of Science and Technology, both at the Open University.

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