Beginnings of Western Science: The European Scientific Tradition in Philosophical, Religious, and Institutional Context, Prehistory to A. D. 1450 2nd Edition 9780226482057
Product Edition:2nd Edition
Author: David C. Lindberg
Book Name: Beginnings of Western Science: The European Scientific Tradition in Philosophical, Religious, and Institutional Context, Prehistory to A. D. 1450
Subject Name: Science

Beginnings of Western Science: The European Scientific Tradition in Philosophical, Religious, and Institutional Context, Prehistory to A. D. 1450 2nd Edition Solutions

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When it was first published in 1992 "The Beginnings of Western Science" was lauded as the first successful attempt to present a unified account of both ancient and medieval science in a single volume. Chronicling the development of scientific ideas practices and institutions from pre-Socratic Greek philosophy to late-medieval scholasticism David C. Lindberg surveyed the most important themes in the history of science including developments in cosmology astronomy mechanics optics alchemy natural history and medicine. In addition he offered an illuminating account of the transmission of Greek science to medieval Islam and subsequently to medieval Europe."The Beginnings of Western Science" was and remains a landmark in the history of science shaping the way students and scholars understand these critically formative periods of scientific development. It reemerges here in a second edition that includes revisions on nearly every page as well as several sections that have been completely rewritten. For example the section on Islamic science has been thoroughly retooled to reveal the magnitude and sophistication of medieval Muslim scientific achievement. And the book now reflects a sharper awareness of the importance of Mesopotamian science for the development of Greek astronomy. In all the second edition of "The Beginnings of Western Science" captures the current state of our understanding of more than two millennia of science and promises to continue to inspire both students and general readers.Read more

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