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DARING to try where others had failed, HERBERT and Lou HENRY Hoover translated from the Latin the principal (and first) textbook on the mining and metallurgical profession, De Re Metallica, 1556, which had been in use for two centuries and then had lain dormant for 350 years in a language unreadable except by a chosen few.
Keywords: De Re Metallica, De Re Metallica, Herbert Hoover, Latin, Stanford University, woodcut, history, Metallurgy, mining, Ore, Ores
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