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Item:143077584595FREE SHIPPING AUSTRALIA WIDE Technology of the Ancient Near East by Jill L. Baker Peoples of the distant past lived comfortably in cities that boasted well-conceived urban planning, monumental architecture, running water, artistic expression, knowledge of mathematics and medicine, and more. Without the benefits of modern technology, they enjoyed all the accoutrements of modern civilization. Technology of the Ancient Near East brings together in a single volume what is known about the technology behind these acheivements, based on the archaeological, textual, historic, and scientific data drawn from a wide range of sources, focusing on subjects such as warfare, construction, metallurgy, ceramics and glass, water management, and time keeping. These technologies are discussed within the cultural, historic, and socio-economic contexts within which they were invented and the book emphasises these as the foundation upon which modern technology is based. In so doing, this study elucidates the ingenuity of ancient minds, offering an invaluable introduction for students of ancient technology and science. FORMAT Paperback CONDITION Brand New Author Biography Jill L. Baker is an Independent Researcher in Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology and a Faculty Fellow (adjunct) in the Honors College at Florida International University, USA. She is the author of The Funeral Kit: Mortuary Practices in the Archaeological Record and co-author of The Greensboro Blockhouse Project: An Historical and Archaeological Investigation in Greensboro, Vermont. Table of Contents List of FiguresList of mapsAcknowledgementsMapsChronological ChartsChapter 1 IntroductionChapter 2 Early TechnologiesChapter 3 StoneChapter 4 WoodChapter 5 MetalsChapter 6 Bonding Agents: Glue, Plaster, Mortar, Cement, BitumenChapter 7 Engineering, Machines, Power, and EnergyChapter 8 ConstructionChapter 9 WarfareChapter 10 Textiles Chapter 11 Ceramic and Glass TechnologyChapter 12 Water Management and TechnologyChapter 13 MedicineChapter 14 Daily LifeChapter 15 TransportationChapter 16 TimekeepingChapter 17 Food as TechnologyChapter 18 Writing/Arts, Weights/Measures, and CurrencyChapter 19 Summary and Discussion BibliographyIndex Review "In this conversationally engaging volume, Baker has deftly collected the many materials, machines, and technological applications that defined and enriched the lives of those dwelling in the Ancient Near East into the Roman Era. Based firmly on a wide array of literary, artistic, and archaeological sources, Technology of the Ancient Near East provides an essential piece of the puzzle of the society, culture, and history of the region, and it fills a longstanding gap on the bookshelves of all who are interested in the history of technology, ideas, and the human quest to manipulate the natural world." - Georgia Irby, The College of William and Mary, USA "Baker should be commended not only for bringing attention to technologies from the Near East, but also for highlighting different types of technologies that had an impact on daily life... this textbook is a valuable addition to the fields of ancient technology, Near Eastern studies and archaeology, and I intend to assigns sections of it in my own ancient technology courses." - The Classical Journal "An aspect of the book that will stimulate students is Bakers consistent effort to highlight the relevance of studying ancient technologies. She does this by drawing parallels with modern techniques and tools and by tracing the long history of the use of certain materials. She also reflects on how the media and educational programming like the Discovery Channel episodes have framed the modern publics ideas about ancient technologies. Overall, the book is a useful starting point for students interested in learning about the materials and technologies of the Bronze and Iron ages in the Near East." - Bryn Mawr Classical Review Details ISBN0815393695 Year 2018 ISBN-10 0815393695 ISBN-13 9780815393696 Format Paperback Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc Media Book Pages 326 Publication Date 2018-08-30 Imprint CRC Press Inc Subtitle From the Neolithic to the Early Roman Period Place of Publication Bosa Roca Country of Publication United States DEWEY 609.394 Illustrations 80 Halftones, black and white; 80 Illustrations, black and white Author Jill L. Baker We've got this At The Nile, if you're looking for it, we've got it. With fast shipping, low prices, friendly service and well over a million items - you're bound to find what you want, at a price you'll love! 30 DAY RETURN POLICY No questions asked, 30 day returns! FREE DELIVERY No matter where you are in Australia, delivery is free. SECURE PAYMENT Peace of mind by paying through PayPal and eBay Buyer Protection TheNileItemID:126645437;Condition:Brand new, Format:Paperback, ISBN-13:9780815393696
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