GEORGIUS AGRICOLA t. DE RE METALLICA. TRANSLATED FROM THE FIRST LATIN EDITION OF with. Biographical Introduction, Annotations and. De Re Metallica By: Georgius Agricola Originally published in , Agricola’s De ReM etallica was the first book on mining to be based on field research. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. A Presidential Classic The original edition of De Re Metallica (On the Nature of Metals, or Minerals) by Georg Bauer, writing.
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A navigable river can be used to bring fuel, but only gold or gemstones can be mined if no fuel is available.
He was friends with Erasmus, re vigorously promoted his work. This book describes how an official, the Bergmeisteris in charge of df. Much experiential knowledge had argicola accumulated over the course of time in the following areas:. The gold and silver can then be recovered with cupellation. This book deals with assaying techniques.
Agricola does not reject the idea of alchemy, but notes that alchemical writings are obscure and that we do not read of any of the masters who became rich.
He recommends trenching to investigate veins beneath the surface. Title page of edition. Inthe book was translated by former President Herbert Clark Hoover and his wife. Originally published inAgricola’s De ReM etallica was the first book on mining to be based on field research and observation — what today would be called the “scientific approach. Agricola assumes that his audience is the mine owner, or an investor in mines.
This book describes smelting, which Agricola describes as perfecting the metal by fire. Once in awhile he gave an opinion as a scholar on the methods used or the ideas behind them.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Product Description Bonus Editorial Product Details Originally published inAgricola’s De ReM etallica was the first book on mining to be based on field research and observation — what today would be called the “scientific approach. It is a monument of the agrjcola ingenuity of the past.
De Re Metallica
Finally, Agricola argues that mining is an honorable and profitable occupation. The work gives an overview of everything that has to do with the mining industry. The lead will liquate out with the silver. This page was last edited on 13 Decemberat It also has numerous woodcuts that provide annotated diagrams illustrating equipment and processes described in the text.
That later scholars could make that georgiks, however, was also due to the fact, that they all were put on a new track by Agricola. But he has not made any inventions of his own. As mentioned before we know very little of what precisely took place in that era.
Agricola describes several books contemporary to him, the chief being a booklet by Calbus of Freiberg in German. Soft ore and rock were laboriously mined with a pick and harder ore with a pick and hammer, wedges, or heat fire setting. The most important works in this genre were, however, the twelve books of De Re Metallica by Georgius Agricola, published in The oldest is an English translation, under the title De re metallica, by H.
Agricola wrote his book in the scholarly language of that time, Latin. One of his miner friends, a certain Lorenz Berman, was the main character in a dialogue that he published when still in St. Of utmost importance were the dealings he had with some leading mining experts. Horizontal drive shafts along tunnels allow lifting in shafts not directly connected to the surface. Inthe Dover edition came out. Through his professional interest in mining, and with the assistance of his wife Lou Henry Hoover, a Latin scholar who had studied geology in collegeHoover translated De Re Metallica into English.
De re metallica
Fire setting involved piling a heap of logs at…. De Re Metallica By: For us, this is just priceless. The book remained the authoritative text on mining for years after its metallica. Finally ladders and lifts using wicker cages are used to get miners up and down shafts.
When the furnace is ready, the forehearth is filled with molten lead into which the furnace is tapped. He advises owners to live at the mine and to appoint good deputies. De re metallica Latin for On the Nature of Metals [ Minerals ] is a book cataloguing the state of the art of miningrefiningand smelting metalspublished a year posthumously in due to a delay in preparing woodcuts for the text.
Much experiential knowledge had been accumulated over the course of time. The very first portion of the book has a somewhat different character than the rest. Metal,ica Experiments in Twentieth-Century Physics. Another famous mining town is Falun in Sweden where since rre thirteenth century until the present day copper is being fe.
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This book covers underground mining and surveying. It is one of the first works in which practical matters are discussed in a scholarly way. This knowledge was consecutively handed down orally within a small group of technicians and mining overseers. The text even covers the legal aspects of mining the use of boundary stones, forfeitures of titles, safety requirements of tunnel building in the s, and so on.
In addition, it is because it is a new zgricola of topic for the scholars of that time, a milestone in the history of science.
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