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Encyclopedia of Ancient Natural Scientists: The Greek Tradition and Its Many Heirs

By: Paul T Keyser (Editor), Georgia Irby-Massie (Editor)

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Paperback | Sep 2011 | #204037 | ISBN-13: 9780415692632
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Hardback | Oct 2008 | #177409 | ISBN-13: 9780415340205
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About this book

The Encyclopedia of Ancient Natural Scientists is the first comprehensive English language work to provide a survey of all ancient natural science, from its beginnings through the end of Late Antiquity. A team of over 100 of the world's experts in the field have compiled this Encyclopedia, including entries which are not mentioned in any other reference work – resulting in a unique and hugely ambitious resource which will prove indispensable for anyone seeking the details of the history of ancient science. Additional features include a Glossary, Gazetteer, and Time-Line. The Glossary explains many Greek (or Latin) terms difficult to translate, whilst the Gazetteer describes the many locales from which scientists came. The Time-Line shows the rapid rise in the practice of science in the 5th century BCE and rapid decline after Hadrian, due to the centralization of Roman power, with consequent loss of a context within which science could flourish.


Contents

List of Illustrations
Introduction
Note to Users

Entries A-Z

Gazetteer
Glossary
Timeline
Topics
Indices


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Biography

Paul T. Keyser's publications include work on gravitational physics, computer science, stylometry, Greek tragedy, and ancient science. Formerly a teacher of Classics, he is currently crafting Java for IBM's Watson Research Center.

Georgia L. Irby-Massie is Assistant Professor at the College of William and Mary. Her research investigates reflections of science in literature and society, and includes publications on astrology, geography, natural philosophy in tragedy, and women scientists.

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