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Hero Of Alexandria: Greek Mathematician And Engineer, David B. Hollander Nov 2009

Hero Of Alexandria: Greek Mathematician And Engineer, David B. Hollander

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Hero invented, improved, or at least preserved the designs for a variety of devices, including a surveying instrument, a catapult, a coin-operated water dispenser, and automata. His most famous invention was the aeolipile, a forerunner of the steam engine.