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Eureka!: The Birth of Science


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An exploration of the eruption of scientific activity in the Ancient Greek world

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Andrew Gregory is Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at University College London. His specialisms are in ancient and early modern science, ancient philosophy, and the relation of magic and science. He is also the author of Harvey's Heart: The Discovery of Blood Circulation (Icon, 2001) and Plato's Philosophy of Science (Bloomsbury, 2001).


An excellent summary of why modern science should thanks these pioneers...5 out of 5 -- Focus
Anybody interested in a readable and engaging account of the background behind the landmarks of science need travel no further than Icon's fascinating treatments of our scientific history -- Steve Jones, author of The Serpent's Promise
Somehow everyone from Thales, Anaximander, Anaximenes and Pythagorus to Democritus, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle and Archimedes has been crammed into this readable, pocket-sized primer -- New Scientist

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