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The Encyclopedia of old normal Scientists is the 1st finished English language paintings to supply a survey of all historic average technological know-how, from its beginnings during the finish of overdue Antiquity. A staff of over a hundred of the world’s specialists within the box have compiled this Encyclopedia, together with entries which aren't pointed out in the other reference paintings – leading to a distinct and highly bold source in order to end up essential for an individual looking the main points of the historical past of historical science.

Additional positive aspects comprise a thesaurus, Gazetteer, and Time-Line. The word list explains many Greek (or Latin) phrases tough to translate, while the Gazetteer describes the numerous locales from which scientists got here. The Time-Line indicates the speedy upward push within the perform of technology within the fifth century BCE and swift decline after Hadrian, a result of centralization of Roman energy, with consequent lack of a context during which technological know-how might flourish.

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