Cover illustration: “A Pause to Consider the Arrogance of Machines”, copper plate etching, by James Skvarch, 2005. © James Skvarch
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Names: Olshin, Benjamin B., author.
Title: Lost knowledge : the concept of vanished technologies and other human histories / by Benjamin B. Olshin.
Description: Leiden ; Boston : Brill,  | Series: Technology and change in history, ISSN 1385-920X ; volume 16 | Includes bibliographical references and index.
Identifiers: LCCN 2018060003 (print) | LCCN 2019000440 (ebook) | ISBN 9789004352728 (Ebook) | ISBN 9789004352711 (hardback : alk. paper)
Subjects: LCSH: Technology and civilization—History—To 1500. | Technology and civilization—History—To 1500—Sources. | Technology—History—To 1500. | Communication of technical information—History—To 1500. | Knowledge, Theory of—History—To 1500. | Civilization, Ancient.
Classification: LCC CB478 (ebook) | LCC CB478 .O47 2019 (print) | DDC 303.48/3—dc23
LC record available at https://lccn.loc.gov/2018060003
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