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The Dawn of Science

Glimpses from History for the Curious Mind

  • Thanu Padmanabhan
  • Vasanthi Padmanabhan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Thanu Padmanabhan, Vasanthi Padmanabhan
    Pages 1-9
  3. Thanu Padmanabhan, Vasanthi Padmanabhan
    Pages 11-19
  4. Thanu Padmanabhan, Vasanthi Padmanabhan
    Pages 21-30
  5. Thanu Padmanabhan, Vasanthi Padmanabhan
    Pages 31-42
  6. Thanu Padmanabhan, Vasanthi Padmanabhan
    Pages 43-51
  7. Thanu Padmanabhan, Vasanthi Padmanabhan
    Pages 53-67
  8. Thanu Padmanabhan, Vasanthi Padmanabhan
    Pages 69-78
  9. Thanu Padmanabhan, Vasanthi Padmanabhan
    Pages 79-88
  10. Thanu Padmanabhan, Vasanthi Padmanabhan
    Pages 89-104
  11. Thanu Padmanabhan, Vasanthi Padmanabhan
    Pages 105-116
  12. Thanu Padmanabhan, Vasanthi Padmanabhan
    Pages 117-126
  13. Thanu Padmanabhan, Vasanthi Padmanabhan
    Pages 127-136
  14. Thanu Padmanabhan, Vasanthi Padmanabhan
    Pages 137-150
  15. Thanu Padmanabhan, Vasanthi Padmanabhan
    Pages 151-160
  16. Thanu Padmanabhan, Vasanthi Padmanabhan
    Pages 161-170
  17. Thanu Padmanabhan, Vasanthi Padmanabhan
    Pages 171-181
  18. Thanu Padmanabhan, Vasanthi Padmanabhan
    Pages 183-191
  19. Thanu Padmanabhan, Vasanthi Padmanabhan
    Pages 193-204
  20. Thanu Padmanabhan, Vasanthi Padmanabhan
    Pages 205-212
  21. Thanu Padmanabhan, Vasanthi Padmanabhan
    Pages 213-223
  22. Thanu Padmanabhan, Vasanthi Padmanabhan
    Pages 225-238
  23. Thanu Padmanabhan, Vasanthi Padmanabhan
    Pages 239-253
  24. Thanu Padmanabhan, Vasanthi Padmanabhan
    Pages 255-263
  25. Thanu Padmanabhan, Vasanthi Padmanabhan
    Pages 265-277
  26. Back Matter
    Pages 279-286

About this book

Introduction

This lucid and captivating book takes the reader back to the early history of all the sciences, starting from antiquity and ending roughly at the time of Newton — covering the period which can legitimately be called the “dawn” of the sciences. Each of the 24 chapters focuses on a particular and significant development in the evolution of science, and is connected in a coherent way to the others to yield a smooth, continuous narrative. The at-a-glance diagrams showing the “When” and “Where” give a brief summary of what was happening at the time, thereby providing the broader context of the scientific events highlighted in that chapter. Embellished with colourful photographs and illustrations, and “boxed” highlights scattered throughout the text, this book is a must-read for everyone interested in the history of science, and how it shaped our world today.

Keywords

Early scientific thought First steps in science Science in Ancient Greece History of science Science in the ancient Arab world Scientist-philosophers in classical antiquity Key developments in history of science Essays on science history Evolution of scientific worldview Revolutions in science

Authors and affiliations

  • Thanu Padmanabhan
    • 1
  • Vasanthi Padmanabhan
    • 2
  1. 1.Pune University CampusIUCAAPuneIndia
  2. 2.Pune University CampusIUCAAPuneIndia

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