Lost Discoveries

Lost Discoveries

The Ancient Roots of Modern Science - From the Babylonians to the Maya

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
Documents scientific investigations and discoveries that were made by ancient civilizations, including the lowest common denominator, negative numbers, eclipses, the awareness of a round planet, and geocentric cosmology.

Baker
& Taylor

Documents scientific investigations and discoveries that were made by ancient civilizations, including the lowest common denominator, negative numbers, eclipses, the awareness of a round planet, geocentric cosmology, and rubber vulcanization. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

Simon and Schuster
Boldly challenging conventional wisdom, acclaimed science writer and Omni magazine cofounder Dick Teresi traces the origins of contemporary science back to their ancient roots in an eye-opening account and landmark work.
This innovative history proves once and for all that the roots of modern science were established centuries, and in some instances millennia, before the births of Copernicus, Galileo, and Newton. In this enlightening, entertaining, and important book, Teresi describes many discoveries from all over the non-Western world -- Sumeria, Babylon, Egypt, India, China, Africa, Arab nations, the Americas, and the Pacific islands -- that equaled and often surpassed Greek and European learning in the fields of mathematics, astronomy, cosmology, physics, geology, chemistry, and technology.
The first extensive and authoritative multicultural history of science written for a popular audience, Lost Discoveries fills a critical void in our scientific, cultural, and intellectual history and is destined to become a classic in its field.

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2002
ISBN: 9780743243797
074324379X
Characteristics: 453 p ; cm

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Aug 06, 2010

I really enjoyed reading this book. Chalk-full of information about who really made the greatest discoveries in science and mathematics. Very well-detailed, with proof and information that made me question what I had learned and thought I knew about famous people and "their" Discoveries.
Would recommend it to anyone interested in wanting to figure out the "truth" of how some of the oldest and greatest discoveries really were, well, discovered.

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