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Eureka!: The Birth of Science

By: Andrew Gregory

188 pages, 10 b/w illus

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Paperback | Dec 2003 | #142229 | ISBN: 1840463740
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Hardback | Nov 2001 | #145739 | ISBN: 1840462892
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Science began with the Greeks. They gave birth to disciplines as diverse as medicine, cosmology and mathematics. This book explains the background to this explosion and explores the origins of Western civilisation.

An excellent summary of why modern science should thanks these pioneers...5 out of 5 Focus "Somehow everyone from Thales, Anaximander, Anaximenes and Pythagorus to Democritus, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle and Archimedes has been crammed into this readable, pocket-sized primer." New Scientist


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Biography

Andrew Gregory is a young writer on science who also teaches in the Department of Science and Technology Studies at University College, London. He is the author of Harvey's Heart: The Discovery of Blood Circulation and Plato's Philosophy of Science.

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