By Scott L. Montgomery,Alok Kumar
To comprehend smooth technological know-how, it truly is necessary to realize that the various so much primary medical ideas are drawn from the data of historical civilizations. Taking an international but entire method of this complicated subject, A historical past of technological know-how in international Cultures makes use of a large diversity of case reviews and examples to illustrate that the medical concept and approach to the current day is deeply rooted in a pluricultural earlier.
Covering historic Egypt, Mesopotamia, India, Greece, China, Islam, and the recent global, this quantity discusses the scope of medical and technological achievements in each one civilization and the way the data it built got here to affect the ecu Renaissance. issues coated comprise the impact those clinical cultures had upon each other, the facility of writing and its applied sciences, visions of mathematical order within the universe and the way it may be represented, and what parts of the far-off medical previous we proceed to rely on this present day. issues usually left unexamined in histories of technology are handled in attention-grabbing element, similar to the chemistry of mummification and the nice Library in Alexandria in Egypt, jewelry and concrete making plans of the Indus Valley, hydraulic engineering and the compass in China, the sustainable agriculture and dental surgical procedure of the Mayas, and algebra and optics in Islam.
This e-book exhibits that medical idea hasn't ever been restrained to anyone period, tradition, or geographic quarter. essentially awarded and hugely illustrated, A background of technological know-how in global Cultures is the suitable textual content for all scholars and others drawn to the improvement of technology all through history.
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A History of Science in World Cultures: Voices of Knowledge by Scott L. Montgomery,Alok Kumar