Andrew Thomas, "We Are Not The First - Riddles Of Ancient Science"
English | 1972 | ISBN: 0722185413, 028562007X | 224 pages | PDF | 8 MB
Andrew Tomas makes many intriguing claims about the knowledge of mans early civilizations. Ancient Chinese and Greeks meddled with automatons, cybernetics, and robotics, and ancient Hindus, Greeks, and Egyptians had electrical devices including electric lights in his chapter "Electricity in the Remote Past." Far-fetched and controversial but still fascinating reading today.
Summary: tightly packed tidbits about ancient technology
Though this is an average to small book, it was filled with great and curious facts and tidbits that readily make one wonder about the technology of the ancients...certainly not what you would find coming from the mouths of conventional archeologists. Of all my research material I found myself referring back to this book the most as it is just full of real interesting and pertinent tidbits...and its a great read.
Id read anything else I could find by this guy.