By Charles Singer
Driven via an unquenchable thirst, the human spirit seeks a proof of the realm. during this attention-grabbing learn, a famous historian of technological know-how lines the process the ceaseless longing for solutions throughout and a part millennia and chronicles, in basic shape, the improvement of the belief of a rational and interconnected fabric international.
This account starts with the earliest recordings of precise technology one of the Ionian Greeks and proceeds to aspect the advance of unitary structures of idea between Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics, and others. Examinations of the technology of imperial Rome ― together with Roman arithmetic, astronomy, physics, and calendarial technology ― supply upward push to the technological know-how of the center a while and the impression of Scholasticism, the increase of humanism, and the reawakened medical spirit of the early Renaissance. those advancements in flip resulted in the downfall of Aristotelian technological know-how within the 17th century, the Galilean revolution, Newtonian mathematical physics, and at last, the enthronement of determinism within the eighteenth and 19th centuries.
Profusely illustrated with maps and diagrams, this entire but concise quantity bargains an soaking up, readable background of technology as much as the sunrise of the fashionable era.
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