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Richly illustrated and eminently readable, this fascinating account helps us better understand how scientific ideas have been circulated and received at different periods in history as it reveals the sequence of faltering steps mankind has taken in an effort to better understand the world around us.

Landmarks in western science - Peter Whitfield

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Title
Landmarks in western science - from prehistory to the atomic age
Author
Peter Whitfield
format
Hardback
Publisher
Routledge
Language
English
UK Publication Date
19991101

Richly illustrated and eminently readable, this fascinating account helps us better understand how scientific ideas have been circulated and received at different periods in history as it reveals the sequence of faltering steps mankind has taken in an effort to better understand the world around us.

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Peter Whitfield has written widely on the history of maps, including The Image of the World: 20 Centuries of World Maps (1994) and New Found Lands: Maps in the History of Exploration(Routledge 1998) He is a former director of Stanford's International Map Centre in London, and now runs his own company publishing facsimiles of historical maps.

Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Science - History.
Country of Publication
New York (State)
Number of Pages
256

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