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Short history of scientific ideas to 1900 by…

Short history of scientific ideas to 1900 (1959)

by Charles Singer

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interesting and eclectic summary of scientific thought and technical development starting with the Greeks and moving to western europeans contributions. Much time spent on Arab and Jewish influences. Pen and ink drawings. ( )
  Doralee58 | Mar 3, 2011 |
Very interesting
  richardhobbs | Dec 19, 2010 |
"This book is a sodden mess of Victorian platitudes and inconsistencies. It perpetuates a great over-rating of Greek culture and complete neglect of Eastern culture - even after the revelations of the archeology of Persepolis." Dr. William G. Houk
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Softback, ex-library, with usual stamps and markings, in fair all round condition suitable as a study copy.

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A comprehensive yet concise chronicle of scientific inquiries ranges from the early Greeks (c. 600 BC) to the reaction to the 19th-century publication of The Origin of Species. Maps, charts and diagrams illustrate the development of the idea of a rational and interconnected material world in this fascinating and highly readable history.… (more)

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