Science in Antiquity

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (2.93 hours)
Product Number: Z100093532
Released: Jun 16, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781481543729
Narrator/s: Edwin Newman
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Description

The scientific impulse can be said to have existed forever. But only with the written word did there emerge a record of speculations about how and why things happen. Middle Eastern civilizations developed ways to measure and describe (e.g. math and the alphabet); Greek philosophers classified natural objects and studied cause and effect. This is the story of ancient science from Asia to the Mediterranean Basin. The Science and Discovery series recreates one of history's most successful journeys-four thousand years of scientific efforts to better understand and control the physical world. Science has often challenged and upset conventional wisdom or accepted practices; this is a story of vested interests and independent thinkers, experiments and theories, change and progress. Aristotle, Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, Newton, Darwin, Einstein, and many others are featured.

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Author(s): Dr. Jon Mandaville
Original Publish Date: Feb 25, 2006

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