New PDF release: Ancient Science Through the Golden Age of Greece

By George Sarton

ISBN-10: 0486274950

ISBN-13: 9780486274959

"There are few students or scientists at the present time who write as fantastically or as apparently as [Sarton] . . . [his] e-book is magnificent." — Ashley Montagu, Saturday Review
Although technology didn't start 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 most important a part of this booklet is of necessity dedicated to Greece. Drawing anyplace attainable on unique assets, Dr. Sarton, one of many world's most excellent historians of technological know-how, paints a bright and illuminating photo of arithmetic, astronomy, physics, biology, medication, and different sciences as they emerged from the mists of prehistory and eventually flourished in the context of Greek society.
The booklet is split into 3 components. half One starts 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 technology within the 6th century B.C. Thales of Miletos, Anaximandrox, and Xenophanes are one of the vital figures mentioned. a whole bankruptcy makes a speciality of the influential doctrines of Pythagoras.
Part opens with the consideration of Athens within the 5th century B.C. and its outstanding achievements in poetry and the humanities, philosophy, and technology. defined in lucid aspect are groundbreaking contributions of Heracleitos, Anaxagoras, Protagoras, Zenon of Elea, Parmenides, Democritos, and so on. 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 intense Greek thinkers of the fourth century B.C.: Plato and the Academy, Aristotle, Xenophon and so on, together with such vital faculties of inspiration because the cynics, stoics, skeptics, and epicureans. significant awareness is given to arithmetic, astronomy and physics, traditional sciences and drugs, Aristotelian humanities, and historiography and different issues.
"Of nice price to the overall historian and a thrilling, arresting tale for the lay reader. — The Yale Review

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