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The Crafts and Culture of a Medieval Guild

Joann Jovinelly, Jason Netelkos - 2006 - Juvenile Nonfiction - Limited preview
Includes instructions for making jewelry, stone carving designs, a peasant's hat, shoes, armor, pottery, etc. from available materials.

The White Horse King: The Life of Alfred the Great

Benjamin R. Merkle - 2009 - History - Limited preview
The unlikely king who saved England. Down swept the Vikings from the frigid North. Across the English coastlands and countryside they raided, torched, murdered, and destroyed all in their path. Farmers, monks, and soldiers all fell bloody under ...

Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea

Charles Seife - 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - Limited preview
The history of a controversial but important number begins with its inventors, the Babylonians, and follows its tumultuous and fascinating story to the present era of supercomputers and quantum physics. Reprint.

Ancient Engineers' Inventions: Precursors of the Present

Cesare Rossi, Flavio Russo, Ferruccio Russo - 2009 - Social Science - Limited preview
We live in an age in which one can easily think that our generation has invented and discovered almost everything; but the truth is quite the opposite. Progress cannot be considered as sudden unexpected spurts of individual brains: such a genius ...

Groundbreaking Scientific Experiments, Inventions, and Discoveries of the ...

Robert E. Krebs, Carolyn A. Krebs - 2003 - Science - Limited preview
Describes technological and scientific inventions from prehistory to the Middle Ages, covering such topics as astronomy, communications, mathematics, timekeeping, weaponry, and transportation.

Ancient Inventions

Peter J. James, Nick Thorpe, I. J. Thorpe - 1995 - Reference - No preview available
A guide to ancient accomplishments and inventions unearths the origins of modern creations, including computers in ancient Greece, plastic surgery in India in the first century B.C., and a postal service in medieval Baghdad

Ancient Egypt and the Near East: An Illustrated History

Marshall Cavendish Corporation - 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - Limited preview
Presents the history of the ancient kingdoms of Egypt, Phoenicia, and Israel, as well as the Middle East, from the Sumerians to the Persia Empire.

Science in the Ancient World: An Encyclopedia

Russell M. Lawson - 2004 - History - Limited preview
The first A–Z resource to catalog the achievements and legacy of more than four millennia of scientific thought in the ancient world of the Mediterranean and the Near East, providing a complete overview of the physical, chemical, life, medical ...