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Published: 11 February 2010

512 Pages | 59 black and white halftones


ISBN: 9780199580279

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A Four Thousand Year History

Patricia Fara

  • The story of science, from the beginnings to the 21st century, from ancient Babylon to genetics and particle physics
  • A truly global history, looking not just at the more familiar story of science in Europe but also at the contributions of China and the Islamic empire
  • Shows the world of science as part of the cut and thrust of war, politics, business, and personal ambition throughout the centuries