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The Resource Science in world history, James Trefil

Science in world history, James Trefil

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Science in world history
Title
Science in world history
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James Trefil
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Language
eng
Summary
"Science today is a truly global enterprise. This book is a comprehensive, thematic survey of the history of science from its roots in different cultures around the world through to the present day. James Trefil traces how modern science spread from its roots in Western Europe to the worldwide activity it is today, exploring crucial milestones such as the Copernican revolution, the germ theory of disease, and the theory of relativity. In doing so, he also examines the enormous social and intellectual changes they initiated. Opening with a discussion of the key elements of modern scientific enterprise, the book goes on to explore the earliest scientific activities, moving through to Greece and Alexandria, science in the Muslim world, and then on to Isaac Newton, atomic theory and the major developments of the nineteenth century. After examining the most recent scientific activities across the world, the book concludes by identifying future directions for the field. Suitable for introductory courses and students new to the subject, this concise and lively study reconsiders the history of science from the perspective of world and comparative history"--
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1938-
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Trefil, James S.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Themes in world history
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  • Science
  • Science
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Science in world history, James Trefil
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. What is science? -- 2. Astronomy: the first science -- 3. Counting -- 4. Greek and Alexandrian science -- 5. Islamic science -- 6. The birth of modern science -- 7. The Newtonian world -- 8. The science of life -- 9. Physical sciences in the twentieth century -- 10. Biology in the twentieth century -- 11. The new internationalization of science -- 12. The frontiers of science
Control code
ocn706022623
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
160 p.
Isbn
9780415782548
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011027400
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)706022623
Label
Science in world history, James Trefil
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. What is science? -- 2. Astronomy: the first science -- 3. Counting -- 4. Greek and Alexandrian science -- 5. Islamic science -- 6. The birth of modern science -- 7. The Newtonian world -- 8. The science of life -- 9. Physical sciences in the twentieth century -- 10. Biology in the twentieth century -- 11. The new internationalization of science -- 12. The frontiers of science
Control code
ocn706022623
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
160 p.
Isbn
9780415782548
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011027400
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)706022623

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