Lost Discoveries

Lost Discoveries

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

Book - 2002
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In the tradition of Daniel Boorstin, the cofounder of "Omni" delivers an original work of history that demonstrates why modern science rests on a foundation built by ancient and medieval non-European societies.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2002
ISBN: 9780684837185
Branch Call Number: 509.3 TER 2002
Characteristics: vii, 453 p. : ill


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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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