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Aestimatio provides critical, timely assessments of books published in the history of what was called science from antiquity to the early modern period in cultures ranging from Spain to India, and from Africa to northern Europe. The aim is to allow reviewers the opportunity to engage critically both the results of research in the history of science and how these results are obtained.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61143-547-4
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Publication Status: In Print
Series: Aestimatio 4
Publication Date: Jan 1,2010
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 236
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-61143-547-4
$142.00

Aestimatio provides critical, timely assessments of books published in the history of what was called science from antiquity to the early modern period in cultures ranging from Spain to India, and from Africa to northern Europe. The aim is to allow reviewers the opportunity to engage critically both the results of research in the history of science and how these results are obtained.

Reviewers in volume 4 include Lee Ann Riccardi, Charles Burnett, Georgia L. Irby-Massie, Heike Sefrin-Weis, Corinna Rossi, Peter Lautner, Y. Tzvi Langermann, James G. Lennox, C. Robert Phillips III, Sylvia Berryman, Fabio Acerbi, Stephen Brogan, Georgette Taylor, Kevin van Bladel, G. R. Boys-Stones, Jens Høyrup, John M. Steele, William Wians, James E. Morrison, Antonio Clericuzio, Nick Wilding, Duane H. Jaecks, Clemency Montelle, Margaret Graver, Bradford McCall, Robert Hannah, Ruth Glasner, Harry M. Hine, and Andrew Smith. There is also a response by Larrie D. Ferreiro.

Aestimatio provides critical, timely assessments of books published in the history of what was called science from antiquity to the early modern period in cultures ranging from Spain to India, and from Africa to northern Europe. The aim is to allow reviewers the opportunity to engage critically both the results of research in the history of science and how these results are obtained.

Reviewers in volume 4 include Lee Ann Riccardi, Charles Burnett, Georgia L. Irby-Massie, Heike Sefrin-Weis, Corinna Rossi, Peter Lautner, Y. Tzvi Langermann, James G. Lennox, C. Robert Phillips III, Sylvia Berryman, Fabio Acerbi, Stephen Brogan, Georgette Taylor, Kevin van Bladel, G. R. Boys-Stones, Jens Høyrup, John M. Steele, William Wians, James E. Morrison, Antonio Clericuzio, Nick Wilding, Duane H. Jaecks, Clemency Montelle, Margaret Graver, Bradford McCall, Robert Hannah, Ruth Glasner, Harry M. Hine, and Andrew Smith. There is also a response by Larrie D. Ferreiro.

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ContributorBiography

Alan Bowen

Alan C. Bowen (PhD, University of Toronto) is the Director of the Institute for Research in Classical Philosophy and Science (Princeton). He has published extensively on the history of the exact sciences (especially astronomy and harmonic science) and philosophy in Greco-Roman antiquity.

Tracey Rihll

Tracey E Rihll is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of History and Classics at SwanseaUniversity. She has published extensively on various topics in ancient science and technology, and on ancient history, especially warfare and slavery.

  • Table of Contents (page 5)
  • Preface (page 9)
  • The Archaeology Coursebook (page 11)
  • Lalchimie et ses racines philosophiques (page 16)
  • A Response to McGee on Ferreiro, Ships and Science (page 18)
  • Principles and Practices in Ancient Greek and Chinese Science (page 23)
  • Die antiken Sonnenuhren Griechenlands (page 39)
  • Karnak: Evolution of a Temple (page 50)
  • Hellenic Philosophy (page 54)
  • Studies in Medieval Astronomy and Optics (page 66)
  • Charles Darwin, Geologist (page 72)
  • Animals, Gods and Humans (page 78)
  • Explaining the Cosmos (page 91)
  • Archytas of Tarentum (page 97)
  • Miracles in Enlightenment England (page 105)
  • Materials in Eighteenth-Century Science (page 111)
  • The Secret History of Hermes Trismegistus (page 122)
  • Philosophy in the Roman Empire: Ethics, Politics and Society (page 129)
  • The Development of Mathematics in Medieval Europe (page 134)
  • Astronomical Diaries and Related Texts from Babylonia (page 154)
  • Aristotle on Teleology (page 158)
  • Stöfflers Elucidatio: The Construction and Use of the Astrolabe (page 165)
  • Atoms and Alchemy (page 172)
  • Galileos Instruments of Credit (page 176)
  • The Telescope, Its History, Technology, and Future (page 185)
  • The Mathematics of Egypt, Mesopotamia, China, India, and Islam (page 189)
  • The Stoics on Determinism and Compatibilism (page 202)
  • The Cambridge History of Science:Vol. 4. Eighteenth-Century Science (page 208)
  • The Birthday Book: Censorinus (page 211)
  • Averrois opera.Commentarium magnum in Aristotelis physicorum librum septimum (page 217)
  • Theophrastus of Eresus: On Weather Signs (page 223)
  • Proclus Commentary on Platos Timaeus: III. Book 3, Part 1: Proclus on the Worlds Body (page 229)
  • Books Received (page 233)
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