By George Sarton
Although technology didn't start in old Greece (millennia of labor in Egypt, Mesopotamia, and different areas preceded Greek efforts) it's however real that methodic, rational research of the common universe originated principally with early Hellenic thinkers. therefore, the most important a part of this e-book is of necessity dedicated to Greece. Drawing anywhere attainable on unique assets, Dr. Sarton, one of many world's premier historians of technology, paints a bright and illuminating photograph of arithmetic, astronomy, physics, biology, drugs, and different sciences as they emerged from the mists of prehistory and eventually flourished in the context of Greek society.
Part 3 specializes in the extreme Greek thinkers of the fourth century B.C.: Plato and the Academy, Aristotle, Xenophon and so forth, together with such very important colleges of suggestion because the cynics, stoics, skeptics, and epicureans. significant consciousness is given to arithmetic, astronomy and physics, usual sciences and drugs, Aristotelian humanities, and historiography and different themes.
"Of nice worth to the overall historian and an exhilarating, arresting tale for the lay reader. — The Yale Review
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Ancient Science Through the Golden Age of Greece by George Sarton