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By Paul T. Keyser, Georgia L. Irby-Massie

ISBN-10: 0203462734

ISBN-13: 9780203462737

ISBN-10: 0415340209

ISBN-13: 9780415340205

The Encyclopedia of historic traditional Scientists is the 1st entire English language paintings to supply a survey of all old usual technological know-how, from its beginnings throughout the finish of past due Antiquity. A crew of over a hundred of the world’s specialists within the box have compiled this Encyclopedia, together with entries which aren't pointed out in the other reference paintings – leading to a distinct and highly formidable source with the intention to turn out critical for a person looking the main points of the historical past of historical science.

Additional positive aspects contain a Glossary, Gazetteer, and Time-Line. The word list explains many Greek (or Latin) phrases tricky to translate, while the Gazetteer describes the various locales from which scientists got here. The Time-Line indicates the swift upward thrust within the perform of technological know-how within the 5th century BCE and speedy decline after Hadrian, as a result of the centralization of Roman energy, with consequent lack of a context during which technological know-how may possibly flourish.

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