By George Sarton
Although technological know-how didn't commence in historical Greece (millennia of labor in Egypt, Mesopotamia, and different areas preceded Greek efforts) it's however actual that methodic, rational research of the typical universe originated mostly with early Hellenic thinkers. hence, the foremost a part of this publication is of necessity dedicated to Greece. Drawing anyplace attainable on unique resources, Dr. Sarton, one of many world's ideal historians of technology, paints a shiny and illuminating photograph 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.
Part 3 specializes in the extreme Greek thinkers of the fourth century B.C.: Plato and the Academy, Aristotle, Xenophon and so on, together with such vital faculties of proposal because the cynics, stoics, skeptics, and epicureans. significant consciousness is given to arithmetic, astronomy and physics, typical sciences and drugs, Aristotelian humanities, and historiography and different themes.
"Of nice price to the overall historian and an exhilarating, arresting tale for the lay reader. — The Yale Review
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