Science and Its Times: Understanding the Social Significance of Scientific Discovery: Volume 1: 2000 B.C. to A.D. 699

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The histories of science, technology and mathematics merge with the study of humanities and social science in this interdisciplinary reference work. Combining essays on people, theories, discoveries and concepts with overviews, primary documents and chronological elements, Science and Its Times offers students a fascinating way to understand the impact of science on the course of human history and how science affects everyday life.

With coverage from about 2000 B.C. through the end of the 20th century, Science and Its Times features approximately 2, 000 entries representing people and developments throughout the world. Examples include:

  • The role of the Silk Road on the transfer of technology from Asia to Europe
  • The impact of the Gutenberg press on the development of literacy in Europe
  • Influence of Darwins theory of natural selection on 19th-century views on society
  • Efforts of Albert Einstein and other nuclear physicists in limiting the spread of nuclear weapons
  • And many others

The sets eight volumes are divided by time period and each includes the same broad subject chapters and features. Central to each chapter are topical subchapters on physical sciences, life sciences, technology, mathematics, medicine and health. Each of these features 25-30 essays of 1, 500 to 3, 000 words, 30 biographical entries of 500 to 1, 000 words and about 100 brief biographical profiles.

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