Translated from the Italian and with an Introduction and Notes.
The Pirotechnia of Vannoccio Biringuccio discusses a wide variety of minerals including; gold, silver, copper, lead, tin, iron, steel, and brass. This title also examines casting, smelting, melting of metals, various works of fire, and particular combustible materials. The first comprehensive work on metallurgy, lavishly illustrated, it describes the equipment and processes of sixteenth-century mining, smelting, and metalworking. For centuries, this famous work has been a standard reference; it is especially valuable as a source of information on the state of fifteenth- and sixteenth-century technology.
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Copper Nickel and Cobalt;
Extraction and Processing;
Iron and Steel;
Lead Zinc and Tin;
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