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The Resource Science in world history, James Trefil

Science in world history, James Trefil

Label
Science in world history
Title
Science in world history
Statement of responsibility
James Trefil
Creator
Subject
Genre
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
Dewey number
509
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Themes in world history
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  • Science
  • Science
Label
Science in world history, James Trefil
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
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
ocn785574929
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (160 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781136499302
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)785574929
Label
Science in world history, James Trefil
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
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
ocn785574929
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (160 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781136499302
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)785574929

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