Reconstruction Designs of Lost Ancient Chinese...

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Author  Hong-Sen Yan
Publisher  Springer
Publication Date   December 3, 2007
ISBN  1402064594
Pages  309

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South pointing chariots, walking machines and the astronomical mechanical clock are all used as illustrated examples in this fascinating and unique study of lost machinery in ancient China. This is the first book of its kind, combining creative mechanism design methodology with mechanical evolution and variation theory to set out how some ancient designs can be recreated. Furthermore the book reflects on how age-old wisdoms could stimulate stunning new machinery in the future.

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