Pre-Industrial Cities and Technology

Pre-Industrial Cities and Technology

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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.Colin Chant, David Goodman. Figure 3.22 Schematic section of hypocaust system of Central Baths, Pompeii, showing the hot pool heated by furnace gases. The illustration also shows the furnace opening (praefurnium), and the standardanbsp;...

Title:Pre-Industrial Cities and Technology
Author:Colin Chant, David Goodman
Publisher:Routledge - 2005-11-08


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