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3.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 53.6 out of 5 3.60 (5 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dick Teresi Narrator: Peter Johnson Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2002 ISBN: 9780739304860
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Boldly challenging conventional wisdom, acclaimed science writer and Omni magazine cofounder Dick Teresi traces the origins of contemporary science back to their ancient roots in an eye-opening account and landmark work.

This innovative history proves once and for all that the roots of modern science were established centuries, and in some instances millennia, before the births of Copernicus, Galileo, and Newton. In this enlightening, entertaining, and important book, Teresi describes many discoveries from all over the non-Western world—Sumeria, Babylon, Egypt, India, China, Africa, Arab nations, the Americas, and the Pacific islands—that equaled and often surpassed Greek and European learning in the fields of mathematics, astronomy, cosmology, physics, geology, chemistry, and technology.

The first extensive and authoritative multicultural history of science written for a popular audience, Lost Discoveries fills a critical void in our scientific, cultural, and intellectual history and is destined to become a classic in its field.

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Noah | 12/8/2010

    " still slow reading, but its getting more interesting. at the part aboutthe history of ZERO. quit interesting the take the mayans had was not verry scientificle. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thomas | 9/6/2010

    " Excellent book, packed with remarkable information. A treasure trove for the scientist. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Isaac | 1/31/2008

    " A good read for anyone who likes popular science books. Scientific inquiry was never an exclusively western-european endeavor, though many of the quick historical surveys written make it seem that way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sally | 1/17/2008

    " A multicultural history of scientific and mathematical ideas that most people think of as European or modern; a good read.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 8/19/2007

    " So far so good. I'm always glad to see someone lay the smack on Eurocentric histories of natural science without getting nutty and/or boring. "

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About the Author
Author Dick TeresiDick Teresi is an writer best known for his books that take apart scientific and historical concepts. He is a co-author of The God Particle: If the Universe Is the Answer, What Is the Question? and is also a former editor of Omni.