Groundbreaking Scientific Experiments, Inventions, and Discoveries of the Ancient World

Groundbreaking Scientific Experiments, Inventions, and Discoveries of the Ancient World

by Robert E. Krebs, Carolyn A. Krebs
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313313423

ISBN-13: 9780313313424

Pub. Date: 12/30/2003

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

This reference work describes the trial-and-error experiments, discoveries, and inventions of early humans who lived from before recorded history to the Middle Ages. Krebs travels through the ancient periods of Egypt, China, and Mesoamerica, to the classical Greek and Roman periods, and finally to the Christian era, providing students with the link between science

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This reference work describes the trial-and-error experiments, discoveries, and inventions of early humans who lived from before recorded history to the Middle Ages. Krebs travels through the ancient periods of Egypt, China, and Mesoamerica, to the classical Greek and Roman periods, and finally to the Christian era, providing students with the link between science and history, while revealing information about many cultures around the world. Each entry provides the who, when, and where of each discovery, invention, or experiment. Entries include calendars, gunpowder, anesthesia, contraception, spontaneous generation, the Arctic Circle, language, and tides.

Part of the Groundbreaking Experiments, Inventions, and Discoveries through the Ages series, this book provides readers with a detailed look early humans' relation to world around them and the scientific advancements they made. It will be useful to high school and college students, teachers, and the general public interested in the history and science behind ancient civilizations.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313313424
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/30/2003
Series:
Groundbreaking Scientific Experiments, Inventions and Discoveries through the Ages
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
398
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Agriculture and Animal Domestication

Astronomy

Biology, Botony, and Zoology

Communications

Engineering and Machinery

Mathematics

Medicine and Health

Personal and Household

The Physical Sciences

Timekeeping

Tools and Weaponary

Transportation, Trade, and Navigation

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