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The Ancient Engineers

(1974)
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Invention & technology advanced with painful slowness through the 17th century, not because men were stupid, but because the imagination and daring that every innovator must have were limited to a tiny group. It is about these brave men--whose genius enabled the Egyptians to build their pyramids, the Phoenicians to erect magnificent public buildings that this carefully researched account has been written.

    

Praise for this book

"Mr. de Camp has the trick of being able to show technology engaging in feats as full of derring-do as those of Hannibal's army. History as it should be told." - Isaac Asimov


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Hardback Editions

April 1990 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Ancient Engineers
Author(s): L Sprague De Camp
ISBN: 0-88029-456-6 / 978-0-88029-456-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
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Paperback Editions

January 1995 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Ancient Engineers: An Astonishing Look Back at the Ancient Wonders of the World and Their Creators
Author(s): L Sprague De Camp
ISBN: 0-345-48287-5 / 978-0-345-48287-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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December 1988 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: The Ancient Engineers
Author(s): L Sprague De Camp
ISBN: 0-345-00876-6 / 978-0-345-00876-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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September 1980 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Ancient Engineers
Author(s): L Sprague De Camp
ISBN: 0-345-32029-8 / 978-0-345-32029-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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September 1980 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Ancient Engineers
Author(s): L Sprague De Camp
ISBN: 0-345-29347-9 / 978-0-345-29347-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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March 1977 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ancient Engineers
Author(s): L Sprague De Camp
ISBN: 0-426-18120-4 / 978-0-426-18120-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: TBS The Book Service Ltd
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August 1975 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Ancient Engineers
Author(s): L Sprague De Camp
ISBN: 0-345-24933-X / 978-0-345-24933-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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1974 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Ancient Engineers
Author(s): L Sprague De Camp
ISBN: 0-345-23783-8 / 978-0-345-23783-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine
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February 1970 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Ancient Engineers (MIT Press paperbacks in the history of science & technology)
Author(s): L Sprague De Camp
ISBN: 0-262-54008-8 / 978-0-262-54008-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: The MIT Press
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1960 : USA Paperback
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Title: Ancient Engineers
Author(s): L Sprague De Camp
ISBN: 0-345-25777-4 / 978-0-345-25777-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Availability: Amazon CA