Pre-Industrial Cities and Technology

Colin Chant, David Goodman

Anno: 1999
Rilegatura: Hardback
Pagine: 368 p.
Testo in English
Dimensioni: 279 x 216 mm
Peso: 1451 gr.
  • EAN: 9780415200752
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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.