A History of Science in World Cultures: Voices of Knowledge by Scott L. Montgomery,Alok Kumar

By Scott L. Montgomery,Alok Kumar

To comprehend sleek technological know-how, it truly is necessary to realize that some of the so much primary medical ideas are drawn from the data of historic civilizations. Taking a world but finished method of this complicated subject, A historical past of technological know-how in global Cultures makes use of a extensive variety of case reports and examples to illustrate that the medical proposal and approach to the current day is deeply rooted in a pluricultural prior.

Covering historic Egypt, Mesopotamia, India, Greece, China, Islam, and the recent global, this quantity discusses the scope of clinical and technological achievements in each one civilization and the way the information it constructed got here to affect the ecu Renaissance. issues lined comprise the effect those medical cultures had upon each other, the ability of writing and its applied sciences, visions of mathematical order within the universe and the way it may be represented, and what components of the far-off medical earlier we proceed to depend on this day. issues usually left unexamined in histories of technology are taken care of in attention-grabbing element, akin to the chemistry of mummification and the good Library in Alexandria in Egypt, jewelry and concrete making plans of the Indus Valley, hydraulic engineering and the compass in China, the sustainable agriculture and dental surgical procedure of the Mayas, and algebra and optics in Islam.

This publication indicates that medical inspiration hasn't ever been restrained to anyone period, tradition, or geographic area. basically provided and hugely illustrated, A historical past of technological know-how in international Cultures is the proper textual content for all scholars and others attracted to the advance of technological know-how all through history.

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