By Melinda Corey

Yr via yr, period through period, a list of the way technological know-how has altered human lifestyles, from prehistory to the present.

Who found the Gulf circulation? the place was once textile first woven? Who built the 1st desktop? What brought on the extinction of the woolly enormous in the United States? THE TIMELINE booklet OF technology solutions those and hundreds of thousands of alternative crucial questions, pinpointing the time of every step forward, describing its importance, and pertaining to it to different innovations and occasions throughout the a long time. enjoyable and informative, THE TIMELINE e-book OF technological know-how makes the historical past of technological know-how absolutely obtainable to all readers.

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90 In Rome,multipleaqueductsprovide250 gallonsof water per day llcrr to the citizenry. Seealso 1180,Neckam. THE MUPTION OF MOUNT VESIIy IUS nryust 24,79 eanwhileon Mount Vesuviusbroad sheetsof fire and leaping flames blazedat severalpoints, their bright glare emphasized oJnight.... 4, thedarkness Thqt ftis uncle'shouseholdJdebatedwhether to stay indoors or take their chancein the open,for the buildingswerenovl shakingwith violent shocks, and seemedto be nuaying to andJro as if they weretornJrom theirJounda' tions.

Tllltl Nov. 22, 1497 PortuguesenavigatorVascoda Gamabecomesthe first Europeanto roundthe southernmostpart of Africa,the Capeof GoodHope,and reachAsia,arrivingin India in 1498. reril 45 rrcrl rll9a rHE tlmEflllE BOOK OF SclElrlCE May1498 Columbusdepartsfrom Spainon his third voyage,commandinga fleet of six ships. After stopping at Trinidad, the fleet reachesthe PariaPeninsulaon the coast of Venezuelaon August5, marking Columbus'sfirst visit to the mainlandof the Americas. r ril 1500 German engineerUlrich Rulein von lQlbe writes Bergbuchlein,the first known mining manual.

C. c. The closingis motivatedby the Christian nlrc church'sdistrustof paganlearning. 537 takesfull advanmge The churchof HagiaSophiain Constantinople of the art of dome design,with a large dome placedon a square llcll supportand piercedwith many windows. 552 Silkwormsare smuggledfrom the Far Eastat the order of Byzantine emperor Justinian,thus introducing silk production to llo Constantinople. 560 Eutocius'scommentarieson Archimedesand Apolloniuspreserve tarrl many of their mathematicalideas. At this time the Hindu Systemincludesonly nine numerals-the tenth, the zero,will nor appearuntil later (see876).

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