Science in Antiquity

By Dr. Jon Mandaville
Produced by Pat Childs
Read by Edwin Newman

The Science and Discovery Series

2.93 Hours 02/25/2006 unabridged
Format:
  • Regular Price: $11.95

    Special Price $9.56

    or 1 Credit

    ISBN: 9781455186235

  • Regular Price: $5.95

    Special Price $1.79

    ISBN: 9781482123661

  • Regular Price: $25.00

    Special Price $12.50

    ISBN: 9780786164394

The scientific impulse can be said to have existed forever. But only with the written word did there emerge a record of speculations about how and why things happen. Middle Eastern civilizations developed ways to measure and describe (e.g. math and the alphabet); Greek philosophers classified natural objects and studied cause and effect. This is the story of ancient science from Asia to the Mediterranean Basin. The Science and Discovery series recreates one of history’s most successful journeys—four thousand years of scientific efforts to better understand and control the physical world. Science has often challenged and upset conventional wisdom or accepted practices; this is a story of vested interests and independent thinkers, experiments and theories, change and progress. Aristotle, Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, Newton, Darwin, Einstein, and many others are featured.

Learn More
Membership Details
  • Only $12.99/month gets you 1 Credit/month
  • Cancel anytime
  • Hate a book? Then we do too, and we'll exchange it.
See how it works in 15 seconds

Summary

Summary

The scientific impulse can be said to have existed forever. But only with the written word did there emerge a record of speculations about how and why things happen. Middle Eastern civilizations developed ways to measure and describe (e.g. math and the alphabet); Greek philosophers classified natural objects and studied cause and effect. This is the story of ancient science from Asia to the Mediterranean Basin.

The Science and Discovery series recreates one of history’s most successful journeys—four thousand years of scientific efforts to better understand and control the physical world. Science has often challenged and upset conventional wisdom or accepted practices; this is a story of vested interests and independent thinkers, experiments and theories, change and progress. Aristotle, Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, Newton, Darwin, Einstein, and many others are featured.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Edwin Newman dominates the narration, with his sandy, familiar voice guiding listeners through past millennia without haste. He handles the vocabulary of earlier civilizations and foreign places with ease.” AudioFile

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Dr. Jon Mandaville

Titles by Author

Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 2.93
Audience: Adult
Language: English