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    Science in the Ancient World: An Encyclopedia (ABC-CLIO's History of Science) (Hardback) By (author) Russell M. Lawson

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    DescriptionMany are familiar with such wonders as steam power and the discovery that the planets revolve around the Sun. The fact that such phenomena were known to the ancient Greeks more than 2,000 years ago is less well known. Now, "Science in the Ancient World" fills this gap by covering all the major scientific developments during 4,000 years of ancient history. Over 200 A-Z entries explore the origins of science, from astronomy and mathematics to medicine and chemistry. Giants like Aristotle and Plato are examined, together with more obscure figures like Nearchus, explorer of the Indian Ocean, and Hero, discoverer of steam power. Emphasis is placed on the diversity of ancient science, from the achievements of the Mesopotamians to the science of the Romans. The philosophies behind ancient science are explored, from the Epicurean pursuit of happiness to the asceticism of the Stoics. This comprehensive survey brings to the modern reader a long lost age of scientific discovery.


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    Title
    Science in the Ancient World
    Subtitle
    An Encyclopedia
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Russell M. Lawson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 291
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 257 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 680 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781851095346
    ISBN 10: 1851095349
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    BIC subject category V2: PDX
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 680
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 42
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDA
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16100
    BISAC V2.8: SCI034000, REF010000, HIS002000, REF000000
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDA
    DC22: 509.303
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 509.3/03
    LC classification: Q124.95 .L39 2004
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: 2004017715
    Thema V1.0: GB, NHB, PDX, NHC
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBA
    Illustrations note
    50
    Publisher
    ABC-CLIO Ltd
    Imprint name
    ABC-CLIO Ltd
    Publication date
    17 December 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Review quote
    "With its accessible A-Z format, "Science in the Ancient World" is recommended for high school, college, and public libraries." - Booklist