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The Resource Ancient science, edited by Alexander Jones, Liba Taub

Ancient science, edited by Alexander Jones, Liba Taub

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Ancient science
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Ancient science
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edited by Alexander Jones, Liba Taub
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eng
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This volume in the highly respected Cambridge History of Science series is devoted to the history of science, medicine and mathematics of the Old World in antiquity. Organized by topic and culture, its essays by distinguished scholars offer the most comprehensive and up-to-date history of ancient science currently available. Together, they reveal the diversity of goals, contexts, and accomplishments in the study of nature in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, China, and India. Intended to provide a balanced and inclusive treatment of the ancient world, contributors consider scientific, medical and mathematical learning in the cultures associated with the ancient world. --
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1954-
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  • Jones, Alexander
  • Taub, Liba Chaia
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The Cambridge history of science
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vol. 1
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Science
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Ancient science, edited by Alexander Jones, Liba Taub
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Part I. Mesopotamia: 1. Science and ancient Mesopotamia Francesca Rochberg. 2. Babylonian medicine as a discipline Markham Geller. 3. Mesopotamian mathematics Jens Høyrup. 4. Babylonian and Assyrian astral science John M. Steele. Part II. Egypt: 5. The cultural context of (mathematical) experts in Ancient Egypt Annette Imhausen 6. Egyptian medicine John Nunn. 7. Egyptian calendars and astronomy Rolf Krauss. 8. Egyptian mathematics Jens Høyrup. Part III. Greek and Greco-Roman: 9. Physical and cosmological thought before Aristotle Daniel Graham. 10. Aristotle: an overview Andrea Falcon. 11. Aristotle's physical theory Eric Lewis. 12. Aristotle and the origins of zoology James G. Lennox. 13. Botany Laurence Totelin. 14. Science after Aristotle: Hellenistic and Roman science Liba Taub. 15. Late antiquity: science in the philosophical schools Miira Tuominen. 16. Medicine in early and classical Greece Philip van der Eijk. 17. Hellenistic and Roman medicine Vivian Nutton. 18. Greek mathematics Nathan Sidoli. 19. Astronomy and astrology Alexander Jones. 20. Greek and Greco-Roman geography Klaus Geus. 21. Greek optics A. Mark Smith 22. Harmonics Andrew Barker. 23. Greek mechanics Serafina Cuomo. 24. Graeco-Egyptian alchemy Cristina Viano. Part IV. India: 25. Astronomy and astrology in India Kim Plofker. 26. Mathematics in early India (1000 BCE–1000 CE) Clemency Montelle. 27. Indian medicine and Ayurveda Philipp A. Maas. Part V. China: 28. Mathematical knowledge and practices from early imperial China until the Tang Dynasty Karine Chemla. 29. Medicine and healing in Han China Vivienne Lo. 30. Chinese astronomy in the early imperial age: a brief outline Christopher Cullen
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on1085550221
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24 cm.
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xix, 642 pages
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9780521571623
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)1085550221
Label
Ancient science, edited by Alexander Jones, Liba Taub
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Part I. Mesopotamia: 1. Science and ancient Mesopotamia Francesca Rochberg. 2. Babylonian medicine as a discipline Markham Geller. 3. Mesopotamian mathematics Jens Høyrup. 4. Babylonian and Assyrian astral science John M. Steele. Part II. Egypt: 5. The cultural context of (mathematical) experts in Ancient Egypt Annette Imhausen 6. Egyptian medicine John Nunn. 7. Egyptian calendars and astronomy Rolf Krauss. 8. Egyptian mathematics Jens Høyrup. Part III. Greek and Greco-Roman: 9. Physical and cosmological thought before Aristotle Daniel Graham. 10. Aristotle: an overview Andrea Falcon. 11. Aristotle's physical theory Eric Lewis. 12. Aristotle and the origins of zoology James G. Lennox. 13. Botany Laurence Totelin. 14. Science after Aristotle: Hellenistic and Roman science Liba Taub. 15. Late antiquity: science in the philosophical schools Miira Tuominen. 16. Medicine in early and classical Greece Philip van der Eijk. 17. Hellenistic and Roman medicine Vivian Nutton. 18. Greek mathematics Nathan Sidoli. 19. Astronomy and astrology Alexander Jones. 20. Greek and Greco-Roman geography Klaus Geus. 21. Greek optics A. Mark Smith 22. Harmonics Andrew Barker. 23. Greek mechanics Serafina Cuomo. 24. Graeco-Egyptian alchemy Cristina Viano. Part IV. India: 25. Astronomy and astrology in India Kim Plofker. 26. Mathematics in early India (1000 BCE–1000 CE) Clemency Montelle. 27. Indian medicine and Ayurveda Philipp A. Maas. Part V. China: 28. Mathematical knowledge and practices from early imperial China until the Tang Dynasty Karine Chemla. 29. Medicine and healing in Han China Vivienne Lo. 30. Chinese astronomy in the early imperial age: a brief outline Christopher Cullen
Control code
on1085550221
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xix, 642 pages
Isbn
9780521571623
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1085550221

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