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Building for eternity : the history and technology of Roman concrete engineering in the sea / by C.J. Brandon, R.L. Hohlfelder, M.D. Jackson and J.P. Oleson ; with contributions by L. Bottalico, S. Cramer, R. Cucitore, E. Gotti, C.R. Stern and G. Vola ; edited by J.P. Oleson.

By: Brandon, C. J. (Christopher J.) [author.].
Contributor(s): Hohlfelder, Robert L [author.] | Jackson, M. D [author.] | Oleson, John Peter [author,, editor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Oxford ; Philadelphia : Oxbow Books, 2014Description: xxi, 327 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781782974208 (hardcover); 1782974202 (hardcover).Subject(s): Concrete construction -- Rome -- History | Concrete construction -- Research -- Mediterranean Region | Marine engineering -- Rome -- History | Technology -- Rome -- History | Architecture, Roman | Geology -- Mediterranean Region | Volcanic ash, tuff, etc. -- Mediterranean Region -- Analysis | Rome -- Antiquities | Mediterranean Region -- Antiquities
Contents:
1. The Technology of Roman Maritime Concrete (J.P. Oleson and M.D. Jackson) -- 2. Ancient Literary Sources Concerned with Roman Concrete Technology (J.P. Oleson) -- 3. History and Procedures of the ROMACONS Project (C.J. Brandon and R.L. Hohlfelder) -- 4. Narrative of the ROMACONS Fieldwork (R.L. Hohlfelder) -- 5. The Brindisi Pila Reproduction (J.P. Oleson) -- 6. Maritime Concrete in the Mediterranean World (C.J. Brandon) -- 7. Sea-water Concretes and their Material Characteristics (M.D. Jackson and collaborators) -- 8. Roman Formwork Used for Underwater Concrete Construction (C.J. Brandon) -- 9. Roman Maritime Concrete Technology in its Mediterranean Context (R.L. Hohlfelder and J.P. Oleson) -- Appendix 1: Glossary of technical terms. (J.P. Oleson and M.D. Jackson) -- Appendix 2: Analyses of Maritime Concrete Collected for Preliminary Study Prior to the ROMACONS Project (C.J. Brandon and M.D. Jackson) -- Appendix 3: Catalogue and Descriptions of Concretes Drilled from Marine Structures by ROMACONS (J.P. Oleson, M.D. Jackson and G. Vola) -- Appendix 4: Compositional Analyses of Components of the Concretes (M.D. Jackson and G. Vola).
Scope and content: "This book explains how the Romans built so successfully in the sea with maritime concrete. The story is a mix of archaeological, geological, historical and chemical research, with relevance to both ancient and modern technology. It also bridges the gap between science and the humanities by integrating analytical materials science, history, and archaeology, along with underwater exploration. The book will be of interest to anyone interested in Roman architecture and engineering, and it will hold special interest for geologists and mineralogists studying the material characteristics of pyroclastic volcanic rocks and their alteration in seawater brines. The demonstrable durability and longevity of Roman maritime concrete structures may be of special interest to engineers working on cementing materials appropriate for the long-term storage of hazardous substances such as radioactive waste"--Provided by publisher.
List(s) this item appears in: BSR new acquisitions 2017
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-321) and index.

1. The Technology of Roman Maritime Concrete (J.P. Oleson and M.D. Jackson) -- 2. Ancient Literary Sources Concerned with Roman Concrete Technology (J.P. Oleson) -- 3. History and Procedures of the ROMACONS Project (C.J. Brandon and R.L. Hohlfelder) -- 4. Narrative of the ROMACONS Fieldwork (R.L. Hohlfelder) -- 5. The Brindisi Pila Reproduction (J.P. Oleson) -- 6. Maritime Concrete in the Mediterranean World (C.J. Brandon) -- 7. Sea-water Concretes and their Material Characteristics (M.D. Jackson and collaborators) -- 8. Roman Formwork Used for Underwater Concrete Construction (C.J. Brandon) -- 9. Roman Maritime Concrete Technology in its Mediterranean Context (R.L. Hohlfelder and J.P. Oleson) -- Appendix 1: Glossary of technical terms. (J.P. Oleson and M.D. Jackson) -- Appendix 2: Analyses of Maritime Concrete Collected for Preliminary Study Prior to the ROMACONS Project (C.J. Brandon and M.D. Jackson) -- Appendix 3: Catalogue and Descriptions of Concretes Drilled from Marine Structures by ROMACONS (J.P. Oleson, M.D. Jackson and G. Vola) -- Appendix 4: Compositional Analyses of Components of the Concretes (M.D. Jackson and G. Vola).

"This book explains how the Romans built so successfully in the sea with maritime concrete. The story is a mix of archaeological, geological, historical and chemical research, with relevance to both ancient and modern technology. It also bridges the gap between science and the humanities by integrating analytical materials science, history, and archaeology, along with underwater exploration. The book will be of interest to anyone interested in Roman architecture and engineering, and it will hold special interest for geologists and mineralogists studying the material characteristics of pyroclastic volcanic rocks and their alteration in seawater brines. The demonstrable durability and longevity of Roman maritime concrete structures may be of special interest to engineers working on cementing materials appropriate for the long-term storage of hazardous substances such as radioactive waste"--Provided by publisher.

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