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We forget how the history and evolution of the technology of the furnace runs
side by side with the history and evolution of weapons, swords, pottery, glassware,
steel, alloys and just the simply historic significance of something as simple as "bellows".
This is an amazing book chock full of serious research and ahead of it's time.
It really got my mind thinking. =)
HEAT AND HEATING 1 Introduction
Origin and Production of Fire
Fuel in Antiquity
Heating the Home
Speculations and Experiments on Hypocausts
Fire and Food
Vessels for Cooling Drinks
LIGHT 1 Introduction
Lamps in Prehistoric Europe
Torch and Taper