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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.
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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
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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In the tradition of Daniel Boorstin, the cofounder of "Omni" delivers an original work of history that demonstrates why modern science rests on a foundation built by ancient and medieval non-European  Read more...

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Leon Lederman Winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics and coauthor of "The God Particle" Wow, Teresi's "Lost Discoveries" is a romp through the history of mathematics, astronomy, cosmology, physics, Read more...

 
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