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By Scott L. Montgomery,Alok Kumar

To comprehend glossy technological know-how, it truly is necessary to realize that a few of the so much primary clinical ideas are drawn from the data of old civilizations. Taking an international but finished method of this advanced subject, A heritage of technological know-how in international Cultures makes use of a wide variety of case stories and examples to illustrate that the medical notion and approach to the current day is deeply rooted in a pluricultural previous.

Covering historical Egypt, Mesopotamia, India, Greece, China, Islam, and the recent international, 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. topics lined comprise the impact those clinical cultures had upon each other, the facility 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 present day. issues usually left unexamined in histories of technology are taken care of in interesting element, resembling the chemistry of mummification and the good 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 publication exhibits that medical idea hasn't ever been limited to anybody period, tradition, or geographic quarter. in actual fact offered and hugely illustrated, A historical past of technology in international Cultures is the best textual content for all scholars and others drawn to the improvement of technology all through history.

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