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Lost discoveries : the ancient roots of modern science-- from the Babylonians to the Maya

Author: Dick Teresi
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book, an innovative history of science, explores the scientific breakthroughs from peoples of the ancient world--Babylonians, Egyptians, Indians, Africans, New World and Oceanic tribes, among others--and the non-European medieval world. They left an enormous heritage in the fields of mathematics, astronomy, cosmology, physics, geology, chemistry, and technology. The first comprehensive, authoritative, popularly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
History (form)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dick Teresi
ISBN: 0684837188 9780684837185 096549053X 9780965490535 074324379X 9780743243797
OCLC Number: 49991600
Awards: Commended for Minnesota Book Award (History) 2003
Description: ix, 453 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: History of science, rediscovered --
Mathematics, the language of science --
Astronomy, sky watchers and more --
Cosmology, that old-time religion --
Physics, particles, voids, and fields --
Geology, stories of earth itself --
Chemistry, alchemy and beyond --
Technology, machines as a measure of man.
Responsibility: Dick Teresi.
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This book, an innovative history of science, explores the scientific breakthroughs from peoples of the ancient world--Babylonians, Egyptians, Indians, Africans, New World and Oceanic tribes, among others--and the non-European medieval world. They left an enormous heritage in the fields of mathematics, astronomy, cosmology, physics, geology, chemistry, and technology. The first comprehensive, authoritative, popularly written, multicultural history of science, Lost discoveries fills a crucial gap in the history of science.

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