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The beginnings of western science : the European scientific tradition in philosophical, religious, and institutional context, prehistory to A.D. 1450

Author: David C Lindberg
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007.
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David C. Lindberg surveys the most important themes in the history of science, including developments is cosmology, astronomy, mechanics, optics, alchemy, natural history and medicine. In addition, he offers an account of the transmission of Greek science to medieval Islam and subsequently medieval Europe.
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Lindberg, David C.
Beginnings of western science.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007
(DLC) 2007029485
(OCoLC)156874785
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David C Lindberg
ISBN: 9780226482040 0226482049
OCLC Number: 897561571
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 488 pages :) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Science before the Greeks --
The Greeks and the cosmos --
Aristotle's philosophy of nature --
Hellenistic natural philosophy --
The mathematical sciences in antiquity --
Greek and Roman medicine --
Roman and early medieval science --
Islamic science --
The revival of learning in the West --
The recovery and assimilation of Greek and Islamic science --
The medieval cosmos --
The physics of the sublunar region --
Medieval medicine and natural history --
The legacy of ancient and medieval science.
Responsibility: David C. Lindberg.

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