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By George Sarton

ISBN-10: 0486274950

ISBN-13: 9780486274959

"There are few students or scientists this day who write as superbly or as apparently as [Sarton] . . . [his] e-book is magnificent." — Ashley Montagu, Saturday Review
Although technology didn't commence in historic Greece (millennia of labor in Egypt, Mesopotamia, and different areas preceded Greek efforts) it truly is however real that methodic, rational research of the normal universe originated principally with early Hellenic thinkers. hence, the key a part of this booklet is of necessity dedicated to Greece. Drawing at any place attainable on unique resources, Dr. Sarton, one of many world's ultimate historians of technological know-how, paints a bright and illuminating photo of arithmetic, astronomy, physics, biology, drugs, and different sciences as they emerged from the mists of prehistory and finally flourished in the context of Greek society.
The e-book is split into 3 elements. half One starts off with the earliest facts of prehistoric arithmetic, astronomy, and different technology. Dr. Sarton then describes the achievements of Egypt and Mesopotamia, the sunrise of Greek tradition and the awesome flowering of Ionian technological know-how within the 6th century B.C. Thales of Miletos, Anaximandrox, and Xenophanes are one of the very important figures mentioned. a complete bankruptcy specializes in the influential doctrines of Pythagoras.
Part opens with the honor of Athens within the 5th century B.C. and its fabulous achievements in poetry and the humanities, philosophy, and technological know-how. defined in lucid element are groundbreaking contributions of Heracleitos, Anaxagoras, Protagoras, Zenon of Elea, Parmenides, Democritos, and so forth. additionally integrated during this part are perceptive discussions of geographers and historians of the 5th century (Herodotos, Thucydides, and others) and Greek medication of the 5th century (chiefly Hippocratic).
Part 3 makes a speciality of the extreme Greek thinkers of the fourth century B.C.: Plato and the Academy, Aristotle, Xenophon and so forth, together with such vital faculties of proposal because the cynics, stoics, skeptics, and epicureans. significant realization is given to arithmetic, astronomy and physics, average sciences and medication, Aristotelian humanities, and historiography and different issues.
"Of nice worth to the overall historian and an exhilarating, arresting tale for the lay reader. — The Yale Review

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