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Bibliography for GURPS Low-Tech

Adam, Jean-Pierre. Roman Building: Materials and Techniques (Indiana University Press, 1994).

Agricola, Georgius (Herbert Hoover and Lou Henry Hoover, translators). De re metallica (The Mining Magazine, 1912).

Aitchison, Leslie. A History of Metals (Interscience Publishers, 1960).

al-Hassan, Ahmad Y. and Hill, Donald R. Islamic Technology: An Illustrated History (Cambridge University Press, 1986).

Anderson, Bryon D. The Physics of Sailing Explained (Sheridan House, 2003).

Asimov, Isaac. Eyes on the Universe: A History of the Telescope (Houghton Mifflin, 1975).

Barber, Elizabeth Wayland. Women's Work: The First 20,000 Years (W.W. Norton, 1994).

Bishop, M. and Coulston, J. Roman Military Equipment from the Punic Wars to the Fall of Rome (Oxbow, 2006).

Biringuccio, Vannoccio. Pirotechnia of Vannoccio Biringuccio, The (M.I.T. paperback series, 1966).

Blair, Claude. European Armour (Batsford, 1958).

Bottomley, Ian and Hopson, A.P. Arms and Armour of the Samurai (Bison, 1988).

Braudel, Ferdinand. The Mediterranean and the Mediterranean World in the Age of Philip II (University of California Press, 1995).

Bray, Francesca. The Rice Economies (University of California Press, 1994).

Bulliet, Richard W. The Camel and the Wheel (Columbia University Press, 1990).

Carman, W.Y. A History of Firearms from Earliest Times to 1914 (St Martin's Press, 1955).

Casson, Lionel. Ships and Seamanship in the Ancient World (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1995).

Chase, Kenneth. Firearms: A Global History to 1700 (Cambridge University Press, 2003).

Chow, Kai-wing. Publishing, Culture, and Power in Early Modern China (Stanford University Press, 2004).

Connolly, Peter. Greece and Rome at War (Greenhill Books, 2006).

Cooper, Emmanuel. Ten Thousand Years of Pottery (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2000).

Cotterell, Brian and Kamminga, Johan. Mechanics of Pre-industrial Technology (Cambridge University Press, 1990).

Daniels, Peter T. and Bright, William (editors). The World's Writing Systems (Oxford University Press, 1996).

de Camp, L. Sprague. The Ancient Engineers (Ballantine, 1998).

Delamare, François and Guineau, Bernard. Colors: The Story of Dyes and Pigments (H.N. Abrams, 2000).

Denny, Mark. Ingenium: Five Machines That Changed the World (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007).

Dilke, O.A.W. Mathematics and Measurement (University of California Press/British Museum, 1988).

Dinsmoor, William. The Architecture of Ancient Greece (W.W. Norton, 1975).

Dodge Building Cost Services. Dodge Construction Systems Costs (McGraw-Hill, 1976).

Drews, Robert. The End of the Bronze Age (Princeton University Press, 1993).

Duby, Georges. Rural Economy and Country Life in the Medieval West (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1998).

Dyer, Christopher. Standards of Living in the Later Middle Ages: Social Change in England c.1200-1520 (Cambridge University Press, 1989).

Edge, David and Paddock, John Miles. Arms and Armour of the Medieval Knight (Bison, 1988).

Engels, Donald W. Alexander the Great and the Logistics of the Macedonian Army (University of California Press, 1978).

Fagan, Brian M. (editor). The Seventy Great Inventions of the Ancient World (Thames and Hudson, 2004).

Gamble, Clive. The Paleolithic Societies of Europe (Cambridge University Press, 1999).

George, James L. History of Warships: From Ancient Times to the Twenty-First Century (Naval Institute Press, 1998).

Goodchild, Peter. Survival Skills of the North American Indians (Chicago Review Press, 1984).

Greenberg, Arthur. From Alchemy to Chemistry in Picture and Story (Wiley-Interscience, 2007).

Greene, Kevin. The Archaeology of the Roman Economy (Batsford, 1986).

Greenhill, Basil. Archaeology of the Boat (Adam and Charles Black, 1976).

Hall, Bert S. Weapons and Warfare in Renaissance Europe (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997).

Hanson, Victor D. The Western Way of War: Infantry Battle in Classical Greece (Oxford University Press, 1989).

Hardy, Robert, Longbow: A Social and Military History.

Healy, John F. Mining and Metallurgy in the Greek and Roman World (Thames and Hudson, 1978).

Heiser, Charles B. Seed to Civilization: The Story of Food (Harvard University Press, 1990).

Hellemans, Alexander and Bunch, Bryan H. The Timetables of Science (Simon and Schuster, 1988).

Jackson, Ralph. Doctors and Diseases in the Roman Empire (University of Oklahoma Press, 1988).

James, Simon. Excavations at Dura-Europos: Final Report VII: The Arms and Armour and other Military Equipment (British Museum Press, 2004).

Khorasani, M.M. Arms and Armor from Iran: The Bronze Age to the End of the Qajar Period (Legat, 2006).

Landels, J.G. Engineering in the Ancient World (University of California Press, 1978).

Leeson, Peter T. The Invisible Hook: The Hidden Economics of Pirates (Princeton University Press, 2009).

Lowry, Edward D. Interior Ballistics (Doubleday, 1968).

Mann, Charles C. 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus (Vintage, 2006).

Marsden, E.W. Greek and Roman Artillery: Historical Development (Oxford University Press, 1969) and Technical Treatises (Oxford, 1971).

McGrail, Seán. Ancient Boats in N.W. Europe: The Archaeology of Water Transport to AD 1500 (Longman, 1987).

McGrail, Seán. Boats of the World: From the Stone Age to Medieval Times (Oxford University Press, 2001).

Mol, Serge. Classical Weaponry of Japan (Kodansha International, 2003).

Morrison, J.S., Coates, J.F., and Rankov, N.B. The Athenian Trireme (Cambridge University Press, 2000).

Needham, Joseph (founder). Science and Civilisation in China series (Cambridge University Press).

Nossov, Konstantin. Ancient and Medieval Siege Weapons (Lyons Press, 2005).

Oakeshott, R. Ewart. The Archaeology of Weapons (Dover Publications, 1996).

Oppenheim, A. Leo. Ancient Mesopotamia (University of Chicago Press, 1977).

Reynolds, Terry S. Stronger Than A Hundred Men: A History of the Vertical Water Wheel (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1983).

Riddle, John M. Contraception and Abortion from the Ancient World to the Renaissance (Harvard University Press, 1992).

Rihll, Tracey. The Catapult: A History (Westholme, 2007).

Robinson, H. Russell. The Armour of Imperial Rome (Scribner, 1975).

Robinson, H. Russell. Oriental Armour (Dover, 2002).

Rogers, Spencer L. Primitive Surgery: Skills Before Science (Charles C. Thomas, 1985).

Sahlins, Marshall David. Tribesmen (Prentice-Hall, 1968).

Sawyer, Ralph D. and Sawyer, Mei-chün (translators). The Seven Military Classics of Ancient China (Westview, 1993).

Schivelbusch, Wolfgang. Tastes of Paradise: A Social History of Spices, Stimulants, and Intoxicants (Vintage, 1993).

Schumaker, John F. The Corruption of Reality: A Unified Theory of Religion, Hypnosis, and Psychopathology (Prometheus Books, 1995).

Sidnell, Philip. Warhorse: Cavalry in Ancient Warfare (Hambledon Continuum, 2006).

Sim, David and Ridge, Isabel. Iron for the Eagles: The Iron Industry of Roman Britain (Arcadia, 2004).

Simoons, Frederick J. Plants of Life, Plants of Death (University of Wisconsin Press, 1998).

Siraisi, Nancy G. Medieval & Early Renaissance Medicine: An Introduction to Knowledge and Practice (University of Chicago Press, 1990).

Smil, Vaclav. Energy in World History (Westview Press, 1994).

Staubach, Suzanne. Clay: The History and Evolution of Humankind's Relationship with Earth's Most Primal Element (Berkley Books, 2005).

Stephenson, B., Bolt, M., and Friedman, A.F. The Universe Unveiled (Cambridge University Press, 2000).

Tait, Hugh (editor). Glass, 5,000 Years (H.N. Abrams, 1991).

Toussaint-Samat, Maguelonne. A History of Food (Blackwell, 1994).

Turner, Gerard L'E. Scientific Instruments 1500-1900: An Introduction (University of California Press, 1998).

Tyler, Varro E. Herbs of Choice: The Therapeutic Use of Phytomedicinals (Pharmaceutical Products Press, 1994).

Unger, Richard W. The Ship in the Medieval Economy 600-1600 (McGill-Queen's University Press, 1980).

Vitruvius (Frank S. Granger, translator). On Architecture, Volume I (Harvard University Press, 1931) and Volume II (Harvard, 1934).

Warry, John Gibson. Warfare in the Classical World (University of Oklahoma Press, 1995).

Webster, Graham. The Roman Imperial Army (Adam and Charles Black, 1985).

Welsh, Frank. Building the Trireme (Constable, 1988).

Williams, Alan. The Knight and the Blast Furnace: A History of the Metallurgy of Armour in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period (Brill, 2003).

Wolf, Eric R. Peasants (Prentice-Hall, 1966).

Yadin, Yigael. The Art of Warfare in Biblical Lands in the Light of Archaeological Study (McGraw-Hill, 1963).

Yegül, Fikret K. Baths and Bathing in Classical Antiquity (MIT Press, 1992).

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