By Charles Singer
Driven by means of an unquenchable thirst, the human spirit seeks a proof of the realm. during this attention-grabbing research, a famous historian of technological know-how lines the process the ceaseless craving for solutions throughout and a part millennia and chronicles, in easy shape, the improvement of the assumption of a rational and interconnected fabric global.
This account starts off with the earliest recordings of actual technological know-how one of the Ionian Greeks and proceeds to element the improvement of unitary platforms of proposal between Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics, and others. Examinations of the technology of imperial Rome ― together with Roman arithmetic, astronomy, physics, and calendarial technology ― supply upward thrust to the technological know-how of the center a long time and the impact of Scholasticism, the increase of humanism, and the reawakened medical spirit of the early Renaissance. those advancements in flip resulted in the downfall of Aristotelian technology within the 17th century, the Galilean revolution, Newtonian mathematical physics, and at last, the enthronement of determinism within the eighteenth and 19th centuries.
Profusely illustrated with maps and diagrams, this entire but concise quantity bargains an soaking up, readable background of technology 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