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Science and technology in world history : an introduction

Author: James E McClellan, III; Harold Dorn
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Includes information on agricultural revolution, agriculture, alchemy, Aristotle, astrology, astronomy, Babylonia, Bible, Britain, calendars, China, Christianity, cities, city states, Nicholas Copernicus, education, Egypt, elements, Euclid, France, Galileo Galilei, geocentrism, geometry, Germany, Greece, heliocentricism, Hellenic period, Hellenistic period, hieroglyphs, Hinduism, Hippocrates, Holy Roman Empire,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James E McClellan, III; Harold Dorn
ISBN: 0801883598 9780801883590 0801883601 9780801883606
OCLC Number: 61687847
Description: ix, 478 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
Introduction : the guiding themes --
pt. 1. From ape to Alexander --
ch. 1. Humankind emerges : tools and toolmakers --
ch. 2. The reign of the farmer --
ch. 3. Pharaohs and engineers --
ch. 4. Greeks bearing gifts --
ch. 5. Alexandria and after --
pt 2. Thinking and doing among the world's peoples --
ch. 6. The enduring East --
ch. 7. The middle kingdom --
ch. 8. Indus, Ganges, and beyond --
ch. 9. The new world --
pt. 3. Europe and the solar system --
ch. 10. Plows, stirrups, guns, and plagues --
ch. 11. Copernicus incites a revolution --
ch. 12. The crime and punishment of Galileo Galilei --
ch. 13. "God said, 'let Newton be!'" --
pt. 4. Science and industrial civilization --
ch. 14. Timber, coal, cloth, and steam --
ch. 15. Legacies of revolution --
ch. 16. Life itself --
ch. 17. Toolmakers take command --
ch. 18. The new Aristotelians --
ch. 19. The bomb and the genome --
ch. 20. Under today's pharaohs --
Conclusion : the medium of history --
Guide to resources --
Illustration credits --
Index.
Responsibility: James E. McClellan III and Harold Dorn.
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This historical account achieves its basic aim of demonstrating that, with the exception of quite recent history, technology has always influenced science, not the other way round. Nature If I could Read more...

 
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