Hero of Alexandria


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Related to Hero of Alexandria: Proclus, Pythagoras, Leonardo da Vinci, Archimedes
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Noun1.Hero of Alexandria - Greek mathematician and inventor who devised a way to determine the area of a triangle and who described various mechanical devices (first century)Hero of Alexandria - Greek mathematician and inventor who devised a way to determine the area of a triangle and who described various mechanical devices (first century)
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Interweaving short stories, project drawings, and photographs shed light on how design solutions gradually evolved out of the process, while three linked essays explain the guiding principles behind the firm's work, intriguingly named Giraffe, Telegraph, and Hero of Alexandria. A profusely illustrated volume that will be of particular and special interest to architectural students and practitioners, "Giraffes, Telegraphs And Hero Of Alexandria: Urban Design By Narration" is an especially and unreservedly recommended addition to professional, college, and university library Architectural Design collections in general, and supplemental studies reading lists in particular.
However, the idea of remote self service has been around for 2,000 years after a chap called Hero of Alexandria invented a machine so those of a religious nature could obtain holy water.