Title Lost Discoveries: The Ancient Roots of Modern Science --from the Babylonians to the Maya
Book Condition Like New.
0684837188 / 9780684837185
Seller ID 0622L809653
Hardcover. 5th printing hardcover with dustjacket 2002 Simon and Schuster. Only light store shelfwear; appears unread. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. 453 pages; Index; Notes; Bibliography. Language: English. 'The first comprehensive, authoritative, popularly written, multicultural history of science, Lost Discoveries fills a crucial gap. Dick Teresi's innovative history of science explores the unheralded scientific breakthroughs from peoples of the ancient world -- Babylonians, Egyptians, Indians, Africans, New World and Oceanic tribes, among others -- and the non-European medieval world. They left an enormous heritage in the fields of mathematics, astronomy, cosmology, physics, geology, chemistry, and technology.'--from the publisher.