Science in Translation: Movements of Knowledge through Cultures and Time Paperback – May 1 2002
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"[A] book of great richness, as much for its examples as for its ideas, which keenly illustrate the development of knowledge across languages and epochs. It is a book to read and reread. Its subject is important; it is ours, it is our history." - Andre Clas, Meta: Journal des Traducteurs; "[T]his book... seems to stand alone on the shelf. A good thing, therefore, that it is so full of good things, both in the content and the prose." - William R. Everdell, MAA Online; "An impressive work.... By reminding us of the role of diverse cultures in the elevation of science within a particular nation or civilization, the book makes a substantial contribution to the postmodern worldview that emphasizes multiculturalism." - Choice
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Astronomy, it is often said, comprises the oldest of the exact sciences, reaching back more than five millennia in the search for precise patterns in the skies and the power to predict them mathematically. Read the first page
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