By Scott L. Montgomery,Alok Kumar
To comprehend smooth technological know-how, it really is necessary to realize that the various such a lot primary medical rules are drawn from the data of historical civilizations. Taking an international but accomplished method of this complicated subject, A heritage of technology in international Cultures makes use of a huge diversity of case reports and examples to illustrate that the medical inspiration and approach to the current day is deeply rooted in a pluricultural previous.
Covering old Egypt, Mesopotamia, India, Greece, China, Islam, and the recent global, this quantity discusses the scope of clinical and technological achievements in each one civilization and the way the information it built got here to affect the eu Renaissance. subject matters lined contain the impact those medical cultures had upon each other, the ability of writing and its applied sciences, visions of mathematical order within the universe and the way it may be represented, and what parts of the far-off medical prior we proceed to depend on this day. issues usually left unexamined in histories of technological know-how are taken care of in interesting element, reminiscent of the chemistry of mummification and the nice Library in Alexandria in Egypt, jewelry and concrete making plans of the Indus Valley, hydraulic engineering and the compass in China, the sustainable agriculture and dental surgical procedure of the Mayas, and algebra and optics in Islam.
This booklet exhibits that medical notion hasn't ever been restricted to anyone period, tradition, or geographic area. sincerely awarded and hugely illustrated, A heritage of technology in international Cultures is the right textual content for all scholars and others drawn to the improvement of technological know-how all through history.
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A History of Science in World Cultures: Voices of Knowledge by Scott L. Montgomery,Alok Kumar