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The Resource Science and technology in world history, David Deming

Science and technology in world history, David Deming

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Science and technology in world history
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Science and technology in world history
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David Deming
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Language
eng
Summary
Science is a living, organic activity, the meaning and understanding of which have evolved incrementally over human history. This volume, the first in a roughly chronological series, explores the development of the methodology and major ideas of science, in historical context, from ancient times to the decline of classical civilizations around 300 A.D. It includes details specific to the histories of specialized sciences including astronomy, medicine and physics, along with Roman engineering and Greek philosophy. It closely describes the contributions of such individuals as Pythagoras, Hippocrates, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Alexander the Great, Euclid, Archimedes, Ptolemy, Seneca, Pliny the Elder, and Galen. The second volume explores the evolution of science from the advents of Christianity and Islam through the Middle Ages, focusing especially on the historical relationship between science and religion. Specific topics include technological innovations during the Middle Ages; Islamic science; the Crusades; Gothic cathedrals; and the founding of Western universities. Close attention is given to such figures as Paul the Apostle, Hippolytus, Lactantius, Cyril of Alexandria, Hypatia, Cosmas Indicopleustes, and the Prophet Mohammed
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DLC
Index
index present
LC call number
Q125
LC item number
.D334 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Science and technology in world history, David Deming
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
V. 1. The ancient world and classical civilization -- v. 2. Early Christianity, the rise of Islam, and the Middle Ages -- v. 3. The Black Death, the Renaissance, the Reformation, and the scientific revolution -- v. 4. The origin of chemistry, the principle of progress, the Enlightment and the Industrial Revolution
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26 cm
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volumes <1-4>
Isbn
9780786439324
Lccn
2010008935
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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System control number
(OCoLC)627685093

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