Edward Cresy, the renowned architectural historian, has drawn on his incredible vision and breadth of knowledge to bring together a remarkable history of civil engineering.
First published in 1847 this facsimile edition of the first part of his encyclopaedia includes a vast number of illustrations, a history of civil engineering by period and glimpses into the contemporary theory and practices of the day.
Cresy's Encyclopaedia of Civil Engineering even includes the earliest measured drawing of the leaning tower of Pisa.
BOOK ONE - History of Civil Engineering
• Roman Engineering
• Holland and Germany
BOOK TWO - Theory and Practice of Engineering
• Geology and Water
• Composition and use of Minerals
• On Stone
• Bricks and Tiles
• Mortars and Cements
• Of Pisé
• Tar, Pitch, Resin, Glass