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Author McClellan, James E., III (James Edward), 1946-

Title Science and technology in world history : an introduction / James E. McClellan III and Harold Dorn
Edition Second edition
Published Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 478 pages) : illustrations
Contents Preface -- Introduction : the guiding themes -- pt. 1. From ape to Alexander -- ch. 1. Humankind emerges : tools and toolmakers -- ch. 2. The reign of the farmer -- ch. 3. Pharaohs and engineers -- ch. 4. Greeks bearing gifts -- ch. 5. Alexandria and after -- pt 2. Thinking and doing among the world's peoples -- ch. 6. The enduring East -- ch. 7. The middle kingdom -- ch. 8. Indus, Ganges, and beyond -- ch. 9. The new world -- pt. 3. Europe and the solar system -- ch. 10. Plows, stirrups, guns, and plagues -- ch. 11. Copernicus incites a revolution -- ch. 12. The crime and punishment of Galileo Galilei -- ch. 13. "God said, 'let Newton be!'" -- pt. 4. Science and industrial civilization -- ch. 14. Timber, coal, cloth, and steam -- ch. 15. Legacies of revolution -- ch. 16. Life itself -- ch. 17. Toolmakers take command -- ch. 18. The new Aristotelians -- ch. 19. The bomb and the genome -- ch. 20. Under today's pharaohs -- Conclusion : the medium of history -- Guide to resources -- Illustration credits -- Index
Summary Includes information on agricultural revolution, agriculture, alchemy, Aristotle, astrology, astronomy, Babylonia, Bible, Britain, calendars, China, Christianity, cities, city states, Nicholas Copernicus, education, Egypt, elements, Euclid, France, Galileo Galilei, geocentrism, geometry, Germany, Greece, heliocentricism, Hellenic period, Hellenistic period, hieroglyphs, Hinduism, Hippocrates, Holy Roman Empire, Human Genome Project, Hwang Ho, India, industrial revolution, iron, irrigation, Islam, Italy, mathematics, mechanics, medicine, Mesopotamia, metallurgy, Middle Ages, military revolution, Ming dynasty, Moon, motion, natural philosophy, natural selection, Neolithic era, Netherlands, Isaac Newton, optics, Paris, patronage, Persia, physics, planets, population, Protestantism, Claudius Ptolemy, religion, Renaissance, Rome (ancient), Rome (city), scientific revolution, shipbuilding, slavery, scientific societies, Song dynasties, Soviet Union, Spain, stars, Sun, telescopes, time reckoning, United States, universities, urban revolution, warfare, women in science, World War I, World War II, writing, etc
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Science -- History.
Technology -- History.
Tool and die makers -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Dorn, Harold, 1928-
LC no. 2005027399
ISBN 0801883598 (acid-free paper)
0801883601 (paperback; acid-free paper)
0801889391 (ebook)
9780801883590 (acid-free paper)
9780801883606 (paperback; acid-free paper)
9780801889394 (ebook)