By Charles Singer
Driven by means of an unquenchable thirst, the human spirit seeks an evidence of the realm. during this attention-grabbing research, a famous historian of technological know-how strains the process the ceaseless craving for solutions throughout and a part millennia and chronicles, in easy shape, the advance of the belief of a rational and interconnected fabric global.
This account starts with the earliest recordings of real technological know-how one of the Ionian Greeks and proceeds to aspect the improvement of unitary platforms of idea between Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics, and others. Examinations of the technological know-how of imperial Rome ― together with Roman arithmetic, astronomy, physics, and calendarial technology ― provide upward thrust to the technology of the center a while and the effect of Scholasticism, the increase of humanism, and the reawakened clinical spirit of the early Renaissance. those advancements in flip ended in the downfall of Aristotelian technological know-how within the 17th century, the Galilean revolution, Newtonian mathematical physics, and eventually, the enthronement of determinism within the eighteenth and 19th centuries.
Profusely illustrated with maps and diagrams, this complete but concise quantity bargains an soaking up, readable historical past of technological know-how as much as the sunrise of the fashionable era.
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A Short History of Science to the Nineteenth Century by Charles Singer