SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN THE MIDDLE AGES
In addition to eye-catching visuals on every page (all fully captioned), the book features timelines, maps, and numerous fact boxes. Main subjects are divided into 14 two-page spreads with artwork and decorative borders attractively arranged around text passages. Subtitles add focus and glossary terms are printed in boldface. Topics include the power provided by watermills and windmills for laundering clothes, casting iron, and pressing olive oil; how the development of textiles such as silks, wool, and leather affected trade with China and the Middle East in the 1200s; how African craftworkers worked with metal, and the bronze and gold sculptures and jewelry that they made; medieval peoples’ belief in the four humors, and the surgical procedures and herbal remedies used; and astrological inventions such as the Chinese water clock.
8" x 11"