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Greek Science

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  • Date Published: April 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780199223954

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  • Greek Science, first published in 1999, is written for scientists, classicists, historians of science, and anyone with an interest in the beginnings of science. It surveys the range and scope of ancient work on topics now called science, at a lively pace and with colourful examples. It encompasses ancient empirical studies as well as theoretical works, the life sciences and the exact sciences, and is written by one of the foremost authorities on ancient science and technology. No knowledge of Greek, Latin, or ancient history is assumed.

    • First comprehensive review of Greek science in English for a generation (25 years)
    • Well written in direct and clear prose, with a light touch and a sense of humour
    • No previous knowledge of science or ancient history assumed
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    • Date Published: April 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780199223954
    • length: 178 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 156 x 11 mm
    • weight: 0.274kg
    • contains: 1 table
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Note on names and citations
    Acknowledgements
    Note to the scientifically faint-hearted reader
    1. The nature of Greek science
    2. Physics
    3. Mathematics
    4. Astronomy
    5. Geography
    6. Biology and medicine
    Epilogue
    Bibliography
    About the author
    Index of names, subjects and passages.

  • Author

    T. E. Rihll, University of Wales, Swansea

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