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Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-368) and indexes.
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.
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.
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