A History of Science in World Cultures: Voices of Knowledge

A History of Science in World Cultures: Voices of Knowledge

Scott L. Montgomery


To comprehend glossy technological know-how, it's necessary to realize that the various such a lot basic clinical rules are drawn from the data of old civilizations. Taking an international but accomplished method of this advanced subject, A background of technology in international Cultures makes use of a vast diversity of case experiences and examples to illustrate that the medical notion and approach to the current day is deeply rooted in a pluricultural previous.

Covering historic Egypt, Mesopotamia, India, Greece, China, Islam, and the recent international, this quantity discusses the scope of clinical and technological achievements in every one civilization and the way the information it constructed got here to affect the eu Renaissance. topics coated contain the effect those medical cultures had upon each other, the facility 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 previous we proceed to rely on this present day. subject matters usually left unexamined in histories of technology are taken care of in attention-grabbing element, akin to the chemistry of mummification and the nice 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 booklet exhibits that medical concept hasn't ever been restrained to anyone period, tradition, or geographic sector. sincerely provided and hugely illustrated, A historical past of technological know-how in international Cultures is the best textual content for all scholars and others drawn to the improvement of technological know-how all through history.

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