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Scientifica historica : how the world's great science books chart the history of knowledge

Author: Brian Clegg
Publisher: Brighton : Ivy Press, 2019. ©2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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Scientifica Historica is an illustrated, essay-based review of those books that marked the development of science from ancient civilizations to the new millennium. The book is divided into five eras and explores the leading scientific pioneers, discoveries and books within them: Ancient World - looks at the beginnings of language, plus the first ever scientific documents produced and translated; Renaissance in Print  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Clegg
ISBN: 9781782408789 1782408789
OCLC Number: 1121613071
Notes: Illustrations on endpapers.
Includes a directory listing the 150 greatest science books published.
Description: 272 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits, facsimiles ; 25 cm.
Contents: Ancient World --
Renaissance in Print --
Modern Classical --
Post-Classical --
The Next Generation.
Responsibility: Brian Clegg.

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Scientifica Historica is a bibliophilic journey through time, surveying the greatest science titles through the ages and exploring the history, development and progression of scientific writing.  Read more...

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