By Scott L. Montgomery,Alok Kumar

To comprehend glossy technology, it's necessary to realize that a number of the so much basic medical rules are drawn from the information of historic civilizations. Taking an international but accomplished method of this advanced subject, A heritage of technological know-how in international Cultures makes use of a large variety of case reports and examples to illustrate that the clinical inspiration and approach to the current day is deeply rooted in a pluricultural prior.

Covering old Egypt, Mesopotamia, India, Greece, China, Islam, and the recent global, this quantity discusses the scope of clinical and technological achievements in each one civilization and the way the data it built got here to affect the eu Renaissance. topics coated comprise the impression those medical cultures had upon each other, the facility of writing and its applied sciences, visions of mathematical order within the universe and the way it may be represented, and what parts of the far-off medical earlier we proceed to depend on at the present time. subject matters frequently left unexamined in histories of technology are handled in attention-grabbing aspect, reminiscent of the chemistry of mummification and the good Library in Alexandria in Egypt, jewelry and concrete making plans of the Indus Valley, hydraulic engineering and the compass in China, the sustainable agriculture and dental surgical procedure of the Mayas, and algebra and optics in Islam.

This booklet exhibits that medical notion hasn't ever been restricted to anybody period, tradition, or geographic zone. truly offered and hugely illustrated, A historical past of technology in global Cultures is the fitting textual content for all scholars and others drawn to the advance of technological know-how all through history.

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