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Lost Discoveries

The Ancient Roots of Modern Science - From the Babylonians to the Maya

Lost Discoveries( )
Author: Teresi, Dick
ISBN:978-1-4391-2860-2
Publication Date:May 2010
Publisher:Simon & Schuster
Imprint:Simon & Schuster
Book Format:Ebook
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Lost Discoveries, Dick Teresi's innovative history of science, 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. The mathematical foundation of Western science is a gift from the...
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Pages:464
Detailed Subjects: Science / History



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