By George Sarton
Although technology didn't start in historical Greece (millennia of labor in Egypt, Mesopotamia, and different areas preceded Greek efforts) it truly is however real that methodic, rational research of the ordinary universe originated mostly with early Hellenic thinkers. hence, the main a part of this e-book is of necessity dedicated to Greece. Drawing anywhere attainable on unique resources, Dr. Sarton, one of many world's most advantageous historians of technology, paints a shiny and illuminating photo of arithmetic, astronomy, physics, biology, drugs, and different sciences as they emerged from the mists of prehistory and finally 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 forth, together with such very important faculties of proposal because the cynics, stoics, skeptics, and epicureans. significant realization is given to arithmetic, astronomy and physics, average sciences and medication, Aristotelian humanities, and historiography and different issues.
"Of nice worth to the overall historian and a thrilling, arresting tale for the lay reader. — The Yale Review
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