By Paul T. Keyser,Georgia L. Irby-Massie
The Encyclopedia of historical usual Scientists is the 1st entire English language paintings to supply a survey of all historical average technology, from its beginnings in the course of the finish of overdue Antiquity. A workforce 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 that allows you to turn out vital for a person looking the main points of the background of historic science.
Additional positive factors comprise a Glossary, Gazetteer, and Time-Line. The thesaurus explains many Greek (or Latin) phrases tricky to translate, while the Gazetteer describes the various locales from which scientists got here. The Time-Line exhibits the swift upward thrust within the perform of technology within the 5th century BCE and fast decline after Hadrian, end result of the centralization of Roman energy, with consequent lack of a context during which technology may perhaps flourish.
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