A History of Science in Society, Volume I: From the Ancient by Andrew Ede,Lesley B. Cormack

By Andrew Ede,Lesley B. Cormack

A heritage of technology in Society is a concise evaluate that introduces complicated rules in a non-technical style. Ede and Cormack hint the background of the altering position of technological know-how in society and discover the hyperlink among the pursuit of data and the will to make that wisdom helpful. quantity I covers the origins of typical philosophy within the historical global to the clinical Revolution.

New issues during this version comprise astronomy and arithmetic in historical Mayan society, technology and know-how in old India and China, and Islamic cartography. New "Connections" positive factors supply in-depth exploration of the methods technological know-how and society interconnect. The textual content is followed by means of 27 color maps and diagrams, and four color plates highlighting key recommendations and occasions. Essay questions, bankruptcy timelines, an additional readings part, and an index offer extra aid for college students. A spouse reader edited by way of the authors, A heritage of technology in Society: A Reader, can be available.

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