A History of Science, Book 1

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Harper, 1904 - Science
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Contents

EGYPTIAN SCIENCE
25
Sources of our knowledge of Egyptian history p 25Deciphering
41
Scientific knowledge of the Egyptian physician p 49Abstract
54
ment of the calendar p 62Astrology p 66Cha1dean magic
82
The Greek legend of Kadmus and the introduction of letters p 87
87
The Egyptian and Assyrian characters p 87First steps in picture
93
The Assyrian grammar p 94The alphabet achieved p
98
Herodotus account of an eclipse p 1o3Thales the Milesian
111
thinkers p 1631Iippocrates and Greek medicine p 17oHis
176
CHAPTER VIII
185
CHAPTER IX
192
Alexandria and Ptolemy Soter p r89The great school of science
242
Heros steamengine and other mechanical devices p
249
and Ptolemy Secundus p 26 5N atural History of Pliny p 266
266
Ptolemy the last great astronomer of antiquity p 267Galen
282
Length of the span from Thales to Galen p 286Retrospect of
296

Pythagoras the boxer p 1 12Pythagoras the philosopher p 1
128
Anaxagoras p r4oHis ideas of the sun and stars and the origin
163
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