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

Author: Dick Teresi
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English
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[This book] explores the unheralded 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.-Dust jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Dick Teresi
OCLC Number: 51766088
Notes: Originally published: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2002.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: History of science, rediscovered --
Mathematics, the language of science --
Astronomy, sky watchers and more --
Cosmology, that old-time religion --
Physics, particle, 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] explores the unheralded 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.-Dust jacket.

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