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Author Lewis, M. J. T., 1938-
Title Surveying instruments of Greece and Rome / M.J.T. Lewis.
Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001.

Author Lewis, M. J. T., 1938-
Subject Surveying -- Greece -- Instruments.
Surveying -- Rome -- Instruments.
Surveying -- History.
Description 1 online resource (xx, 389 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-368) and indexes.
Contents Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; FIGURES; TABLES; PREFACE; EXPLANATORY NOTES; CROSS-REFERENCES; TRANSLATION; TERMINOLOGY; GRADIENTS; MEASURES; INTRODUCTION; PART I INSTRUMENTS AND METHODS; PART II PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS; PART III THE SOURCES; APPENDIX UNCERTAIN DEVICES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX.
Summary This book contains translations of all the ancient texts on surveying, including major sources hitherto untapped. It sets out to reconstruct the instruments and to explain how they were used. A level of technical sophistication emerges which must count as one of the greatest achievements of the ancient world.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0511017391 (electronic bk.)
9780511017391 (electronic bk.)
9780521792974 (hbk.)
0521792975 (hbk.)
0511047207
9780511047206
0511031939 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
9780511031939 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
9780511483035 (ebook)
0511483031 (ebook)
1280432977
9781280432972
OCLC # 51224733
Additional Format Print version: Lewis, Michael Jonathan Taunton. Surveying instruments of Greece and Rome. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001 0521792975 (DLC) 00034262 (OCoLC)44076128


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