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Author Deming, David, 1954-

Title Science and technology in world history / David Deming

Publ Info Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., Publishers, [2010]-
 RWU Main Library  Q125 .D334 2010  v.1    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  Q125 .D334 2010  v.2    AVAILABLE
Descript volumes <1 - 2 > ; 26 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents V. 1. The ancient world and classical civilization -- v. 2. Early Christianity, the rise of Islam, and the Middle Ages
Note Science is a living, organic activity, the meaning and understanding of which have evolved incrementally over human history. This volume, the first in a roughly chronological series, explores the development of the methodology and major ideas of science, in historical context, from ancient times to the decline of classical civilizations around 300 A.D. It includes details specific to the histories of specialized sciences including astronomy, medicine and physics, along with Roman engineering and Greek philosophy. It closely describes the contributions of such individuals as Pythagoras, Hippocrates, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Alexander the Great, Euclid, Archimedes, Ptolemy, Seneca, Pliny the Elder, and Galen.. The second volume explores the evolution of science from the advents of Christianity and Islam through the Middle Ages, focusing especially on the historical relationship between science and religion. Specific topics include technological innovations during the Middle Ages; Islamic science; the Crusades; Gothic cathedrals; and the founding of Western universities. Close attention is given to such figures as Paul the Apostle, Hippolytus, Lactantius, Cyril of Alexandria, Hypatia, Cosmas Indicopleustes, and the Prophet Mohammed
LC subject Science -- History
Technology -- History
World history
ISBN 9780786439324 (v. 1 : pbk. : alk. paper)
0786439327 (v. 1 : pbk. : alk. paper)
9780786458394 (v. 2 : pbk. : alk. paper)
0786458399 (v. 2 : pbk. : alk. paper)