A Diderot Pictorial Encyclopedia of Trades and Industry, Vol. 1
First printed in 1751, the plates contained in this historical encyclopedia offer a unique look at manufacturing techniques just prior to the Industrial Revolution. Volume One covers agriculture, articles of war, iron foundry and forge, mining, and metalworking. Another fine book for technohistory buffs. Want to cast a larger-than-life bronze statue of Napoleon riding his favorite horse? How about a 20-foot canon? The Encyclopedia will show you how.