## The Growth of Physical Science |

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### Contents

The Remote Beg1nn1ngs p | 1 |

Ion1a and Early Greece p | 18 |

Sc1ence 1n Alexandr1a p | 69 |

Sc1ence 1n the Dark Ages p | 102 |

The B1rth of Modern Sc1ence p | 121 |

The Two Centur1es after Newton p | 230 |

The Era of Modern Phys1cs p | 289 |

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