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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, 2003. ©2002
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Simon & Schuster trade paperback editionView all editions and formats
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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: Nonfiction
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dick Teresi
ISBN: 074324379X 9780743243797 0684837188 9780684837185
OCLC Number: 53401524
Awards: Outstanding Books for the College Bound and Lifelong Learners 2009.
Description: ix, 453 pages : illustrations ; 22 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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Boldly challenging received wisdom, an acclaimed science writer and "Omni Magazine" cofounder traces the origins of contemporary science back to their ancient roots, in a landmark work chosen by the  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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