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Ancient inventions

by P. J. James

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Published by Ballantine Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Inventions -- History.,
  • Technology -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. (622)-651) and index.

    StatementPeter James & Nick Thorpe.
    ContributionsThorpe, I. J.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsT16
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxiii, 672p. :
    Number of Pages672
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21322174M
    ISBN 100345364767

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    The Four Great Inventions was featured as one of the main themes of the opening ceremony of the Beijing Summer Olympics. Paper making was represented with a dance and an ink drawing on a huge piece of paper, printing by a set of dancing printing blocks, a replica of an ancient compass was showcased, and gunpowder by the extensive firework Literal meaning: four great inventions. Fabulous Ancient Chinese Inventions that Make Our Society Today Talking about inventions and innovations, Europeans and Americans seem to hold the trophy for that. They lead the trend around the world, and when we look around, an idea probably hooks our mind that the majority of things is invented, created and made by them.

      The book focuses on ancient Greece and Rome, but also looks at Persian, Egyptian, Celtic and other cultures. It embraces people from all walks of life, from impoverished citizens subsisting on cereals, chickpeas and even locusts, to the meat-eating elites whose demands drove advances in Author: Erika Harlitz-Kern.   Directed by Daniel Percival. With Terry Jones. Ancient Inventions look at the history of kissing, erotic art, make-up, wigs, beauty parlors, the tooth brush, perfume, the /10(1).


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Presented in a easy to read format with diagrams and photographs. Read more/5(32). Fun for history buffs, but you definitely have to be a history buff to read through all + pages.

I am, and I did. I picked it up because I had greatly enjoyed reading the equally huge Ancient Mysteries (both books are approximately the size and shape of an urban phone book), but this book is far more straightforward. There are few actual mysteries here, just what the archaeological record /5.

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Read more/5(37). Historian Peter James and archaeologist Nick Thorpe have pooled in amassing this compendium of human ingenuity through the ages.

Together they conclusively prove that our ancestors, however long ago they lived and whatever part of the globe they occupied, were problem-solvers. Brimming with odd facts and entertaining curiosities, written with zest and humor, 'Ancient Inventions' is a /5(2). But as the authors of this fascinating and eye-opening book reveal, some of humankind's most important and most amazing inventions actually date back thousands of years.

Written with the pure joy of discovery, Ancient Inventions is a treasure trove of the triumphs and marvels of applied science, from the stone tools hewn by the earliest Pages:   The ancient Chinese were innovative and determined. They met their daily needs by creating and innovating some of the most important and long-lasting items in history.

Ancient Chinese inventions date back to the Paleolithic period, and the Chinese were always ahead of their Ancient inventions book when it came to inventing valuable things. Ancient Inventions entertainingly demonstrates that there is indeed little new under the sun.

The book is divided by the authors (Centuries of Darkness, LJ 3/15/93) into convenient, browsable sections such as "Sex Life," "Military Technology," and "Communications," each one presenting fascinating evidence of the extent to which human knowledge Pages: One of the earliest forms of art consists of perforated shell beads from several sites in Africa and the Near East such as Skhul Cave in what is today Israel (, years ago); Grotte des Pigeons in Morocco (82, years ago); and Blombos Cave in South Africa (75, years ago).

In an older context at Blombos was found red ochre paint pots made from seashells and dated to* The Egyptians knew about effective contraceptives.

* Flamethrowers were used in battles waged in tenth-century China. Brimming with odd facts and entertaining curiosities, written with zest and humor, comprehensive and fun to read, Ancient Inventions is a wonderful celebration of the endless inventiveness of the human mind.4/5(1).

However, many ancient inventions were forgotten, lost to the pages of history, only to be re-invented millennia later. Here we feature ten of the best examples of ancient technology and inventions that demonstrate the ingenuity of our ancient ancestors.

The ancient invention of the steam engine by the Hero of Alexandria. This book is describes ancient inventions and construction projects predating It is well researched, documented, and is an assumption with some that earlier humans were rustic simpletons.5/5(5). Ancient Egyptians knew all about the power of a smoky eye.

Way back in B.C., they started making kohl to line their eyes by mixing soot with galena, a mineral with a Author: Sarah Pruitt. During the growth of the ancient civilizations, ancient technology was the result from advances in engineering in ancient advances in the history of technology stimulated societies to adopt new ways of living and governance.

This article includes the advances in technology and the development of several engineering sciences in historic times before the Middle Ages, which began. Moreover, the Book of Later Han hints that Zhang was the first to make a mathematical grid reference on ancient China maps, stating that he “cast a network of coordinates about Heaven and Earth, and reckoned on the basis of it.” Odometer and the south-pointing chariot.

Ancient Chinese texts describe the mechanical carriage’s : Ancient-Origins. Ancient Inventions was a BBC historical documentary series released in It was presented by former Monty Python member Terry Jones and looked at great inventions of the ancient world.

The series is split into 3 episodes, namely City Life, Sex and Love, and War and Conflicts, all around 50 min al network: BBC. Ancient Egyptians used Papyrus books in the form of a scroll of several sheets pasted together, for a total length of 10 meters or more. Paper was invented in China around the 1st century AD.

The first printing of books started in China and was during the. Ancient Chinese Inventions provides an accessible, illustrated introduction to the Indeed, some of the most important inventions in the history of human civilization originated in China - not least the compass, gunpowder, paper and printing/5.

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Ancient people faced many of the same basic challenges that we use modern inventions for today. They found many clever ways to do things more quickly and easily. In fact, you might be surprised just how advanced some of their inventions were!. In one of our earlier articles, we talked about how Mesopotamia is widely considered to have fueled some of the most crucial inventions in human history, ranging from the cursive script, advanced astronomy to complex mathematics.

Now from the perspective of objective history, the ancient Egyptians ‘followed it up’ to bring forth their brand of innovations. Invented by the ancient Greek scientist and mathematician Archimedes, an archimedes screw is a machine for raising water.

Armillary Sphere Miniature representations of the earth, moon and planets in the form of terrestrial globes, terrain models and armillary spheres have a long : Mary Bellis.Inventions is an award-winning international science and cultural heritage organisation that raises awareness of the creative golden age of Muslim civilisation that stretched from Spain to China.

From the 7th century onwards, men and women of different faiths and cultures built on knowledge from ancient civilisations making breakthroughs that have left their mark on our world.