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De Re Metallica Georgius Agricola

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One of the most important scientific classics of all time; this 1556 work on mining was the first based on field research and observation and the methods of modern science. In 1912; the book was translated by former President Herbert Clark Hoover and his wife. The book contains an unprecedented wealth of material on alluvial mining; alchemy; silver refining; smelting; surveying; timbering; nitric acid making; and hundreds of other phases of the medieval art of metallurgy. The text even covers the legal aspects mining - the use of boundary stones; forfeitures of titles; safety requirements of tunnel-building in the 1500s; and so on. 289 authentic Renaissance woodcuts.

Metallurgy; Mining

Publisher Dover Publications. 1950. 672 pages