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The Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices

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    Book Overview
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    Chapter 1 Introduction
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    Chapter 2 The castle water-clock
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    Chapter 3 The water-clock of the drummers
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    Chapter 4 The water-clock of the boat
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    Chapter 5 The elephant water-clock
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    Chapter 6 The beaker water-clock
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    Chapter 7 The water clock of the peacocks
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    Chapter 8 The candle-clock of the swordsman
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    Chapter 9 The candle-clock of the scribe
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    Chapter 10 The monkey candle-clock
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    Chapter 11 The candle-clock of the doors
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    Chapter 12 A goblet which arbitrates at drinking parties
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    Chapter 13 A goblet which arbitrates at drinking parties
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    Chapter 14 An arbiter for drinking parties (the castle wine dispenser)
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    Chapter 15 A boat which is placed on a pool during a drinking party
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    Chapter 16 A pitcher for dispensing different liquids
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    Chapter 17 The figure of a boon-companion who drinks the king’s leavings
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    Chapter 18 A standing slave holding a fish and a goblet
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    Chapter 19 A man holding a goblet and a bottle
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    Chapter 20 A dais upon which are two sh ay kh s , each holding a goblet and a bottle
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    Chapter 21 A slave-girl who emerges from a cupboard at intervals, holding a glass which contains wine
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    Chapter 22 A pitcher from which hot water, cold water and mixed water is poured
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    Chapter 23 A pitcher which dispenses water for the king to perform his ritual ablutions
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    Chapter 24 A slave who pours water over the king’s hands
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    Chapter 25 A peacock which discharges water from its beak
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    Chapter 26 The basin of the monk, from which can be told the quantity of blood which falls into it
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    Chapter 27 The basin of the two scribes for blood-letting
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    Chapter 28 The basin of the reckoner for blood-letting
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    Chapter 29 The basin of the castle from which the amount of blood collected therein can be ascertained
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    Chapter 30 The basin of the peacock for washing the hands
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    Chapter 31 The basin of the slave
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    Chapter 32 Fountain of the two tipping-buckets
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    Chapter 33 Two fountains and two tipping-buckets, with four outlets
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    Chapter 34 Fountains of the two floats
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    Chapter 35 Two fountains of the two floats
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    Chapter 36 The fountain of the bowl
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    Chapter 37 Fountain of the two tipping-buckets (with valves)
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    Chapter 38 Instrument for perpetual flute, with two spheres
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    Chapter 39 Instrument for perpetual flute, with two tipping-buckets
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    Chapter 40 Instrument for perpetual flute, with a balance
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    Chapter 41 Instrument for perpetual flute with two floats
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    Chapter 42 A machine for raising water from a pool to a higher place by an animal who turns a lever-arm
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    Chapter 43 A machine for raising water from a pool or a well by an animal who rotates it
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    Chapter 44 A machine for raising water by means of an endless chain of pots
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    Chapter 45 A machine for raising water from a pool (by means of a flumed swape operated by a crank driven, through gears, by an animal)
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    Chapter 46 Pump driven by a water-wheel
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    Chapter 47 A door of cast brass for the king’s place at Āmid
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    Chapter 48 A protractor
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    Chapter 49 A lock for locking a chest by means of 12 letters of the alphabet
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    Chapter 50 Four bolts on the back of a door
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    Chapter 51 A boat clock
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Title
The Book of Knowledge of Ingenious Mechanical Devices
Published by
Springer Netherlands, December 2012
DOI 10.1007/978-94-010-2573-7
ISBNs
978-9-02-770329-3, 978-9-40-102573-7, 978-9-40-102575-1
Authors

Hill, P., P. Hill, al-Jazarī, Ibn al-Razzāz

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Country Count As %
Unknown 36 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 8 22%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 19%
Student > Bachelor 5 14%
Professor > Associate Professor 3 8%
Student > Master 3 8%
Other 5 14%
Unknown 5 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 9 25%
Social Sciences 4 11%
Computer Science 3 8%
Environmental Science 2 6%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 3%
Other 8 22%
Unknown 9 25%