Item description for Studies in Ancient Technology: Ancient Geology - Ancient Mining and Quarrying - Ancient Mining Techniques (Studies in Ancient Technology) by R. J. Forbes...
Part of a series of books each containing a number of essays on ancient technology, covering both the preclassical and classical period. This volume covers ancient geology, mining and quarrying an dmining techniques.
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6.5" Height: 10" Weight: 1.35 lbs.
Binding Library Binding
Release Date Aug 1, 1997
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004006273 ISBN13 9789004006270
Reviews - What do customers think about Studies in Ancient Technology: Ancient Geology - Ancient Mining and Quarrying - Ancient Mining Techniques (Studies in Ancient Technology)?
A wonderful resource Nov 23, 2002
This book is part of a series of nine books that look at various aspects of ancient technology. The book I acquired was from the 1966 edition, and may be different from other editions. This one has three hefty chapters: Ancient Geology; Ancient Mining and Quarrying; and Ancient Mining Techniques. Everything is covered in this book, broken down by the ancient civilization, even covering such things as the legal status of the miner.
This book is an excellent resource on the topic of what the ancients knew about geology and extracting. This book contained the answers to every question that I had, and even to question I never thought to ask. It tries to cover every aspect of its topics, and it succeeds admirably. It is rather dry and academic in tone, but it is a wonderful resource, one that I highly recommend.