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Science in Translation: Movements of Knowledge through Cultures and Time Paperback – May 1 2002


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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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Translation of scientific ideas, not words Oct. 10 2007
By H. Hurwitz - Published on Amazon.com
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This is not a history of translation of scientific writing from one language to another. The author rather points out that when new scientific concepts moved from one culture to another (e.g., Greek to Roman) it was a migration of concepts, and the concepts did not always fit into their new home. Montgomery makes his point very clearly through his examples. When Greek astronomy moved to imperial Rome, the science was understood for its pragmatic value.
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Fascinating subject for translators and sociolinguists Dec 8 2013
By Cara Ediger - Published on Amazon.com
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I love this- very fascinating subject for translators and sociolinguists- how the language of science has formed over time by new invention of vocabulary in human language to describe these new inventions and natural discovery. Over time different languages have either borrowed from other more prestigious languages and/or adapted vocabulary from their own language that would fit the meaning.


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