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|Camp, L. Sprague De||The Ancient Engineers|
|Softcover, ISBN 0345482875|
Publisher: Ballantine Books, 1974
Ballantine Books, New York, 1974. Reprint. Softcover. Very Good Condition. Mr. de Camp describes the methods used by early irrigators, architects, and military engineers to build and maintain structures to serve their rulers' wants. He tells, for example, how the Pharaohs erected obelisks and pyramids, how Nebuchadnezzar fortified Babylon, how Dionysios' ordnance department invented the catapult, how the Chinese built the Great Wall, and how the Romans fashioned their roads, baths, sewers,...