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Science in world history

Author: James Trefil
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2012.
Series: Themes in world history.
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"Science today is a truly global enterprise. This book is a comprehensive, thematic survey of the history of science from its roots in different cultures around the world through to the present day. James Trefil traces how modern science spread from its roots in Western Europe to the worldwide activity it is today, exploring crucial milestones such as the Copernican revolution, the germ theory of disease, and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Trefil
ISBN: 9780415782548 0415782546 9780415782555 0415782554 9780203142943 0203142942
OCLC Number: 706022623
Description: 160 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: What is science? --
Astronomy : the first science --
Counting --
Greek and Alexandrian science --
Islamic science --
The birth of modern science --
The Newtonian world --
The science of life --
Physical sciences in the twentieth century --
Biology in the twentieth century --
The new internationalization of science --
The frontiers of science.
Series Title: Themes in world history.
Responsibility: James Trefil.

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"Science today is a truly global enterprise. This book is a comprehensive, thematic survey of the history of science from its roots in different cultures around the world through to the present day. James Trefil traces how modern science spread from its roots in Western Europe to the worldwide activity it is today, exploring crucial milestones such as the Copernican revolution, the germ theory of disease, and the theory of relativity. In doing so, he also examines the enormous social and intellectual changes they initiated. Opening with a discussion of the key elements of modern scientific enterprise, the book goes on to explore the earliest scientific activities, moving through to Greece and Alexandria, science in the Muslim world, and then on to Isaac Newton, atomic theory and the major developments of the nineteenth century. After examining the most recent scientific activities across the world, the book concludes by identifying future directions for the field. Suitable for introductory courses and students new to the subject, this concise and lively study reconsiders the history of science from the perspective of world and comparative history"--

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