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The Ancient Engineers - L. Sprague de Camp
The Ancient Engineers
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 0426181204
Publisher: Tandem
Pages no: 408
Edition language: English
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Proctosophy rated it
5.0 The Ancient Engineers review
I love this book! It demystifies ancient science in a way that is accessible, entertaining and without a bunch of hard math. Extra kudos for the cool history and biographical details about real people and events. This would be great to give someone who's fallen for the Ancient Aliens-type TV shows a...
halfmanhalfbook rated it
3.0 Ancient Engineers
This was originally written in 1962, and is therefore is a little dated. Sprague de Camp has written a book all about the different civilisations and the technologies that that invented or acquired from other neighbouring civilisations.The book is split into sections on each of the civilisations, so...
TatianaBoshenka rated it
This is a really well-written book about the history of humankind as seen through the lens of changing technology. To me, political history is less explanatory of why our societies are like they are in each era. Political history doesn't seem to explain much to me. That may be because I'm a scien...
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