Ancient Science

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  • edited by: Alexander Jones, Liba Taub
  • Cambridge History of Science Volume 1, 2018
  • Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780511980145, 9780521571623
  • DOI: 10.1017/9780511980145

This volume in the highly respected Cambridge History of Science series is devoted to the history of science, medicine and mathematics of the Old World in antiquity. Organized by topic and culture, its essays by distinguished scholars offer the most comprehensive and up-to-date history of ancient science currently available. Together, they reveal the diversity of goals, contexts, and accomplishments in the study of nature in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, China, and India. Intended to provide a balanced and inclusive treatment of the ancient world, contributors consider scientific, medical and mathematical learning in the cultures associated with the ancient world.