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We Are Not The First: Riddles Of Ancient Science

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The development of modern science in the course of the past four hundred years is merely a rediscovery of old knowledge. Penicillin was known in ancient Egypt thousands of years before Fleming. The Australian aborigine has practised blood transfusion since prehistoric times, yet this method is new in western medicine. An ancient Hindu book, in two hundred and thirty stanzas, gives detailed instructions for the construction of aircraft, ages before the Wright Brothers. Atomic theory was worked out by Democritus 2500 years before Rutherford. How did the ancient Babylonians know of the existence of the satellites of Jupiter and Saturn without a telescope?
In his well-constructed book Andrew Tomas proves his remarkable view of the antiquity of modern science with a most comprehensive mass of facts. No one can doubt that present day science is built on the scientific tradition of the philosophers of ancient Greece and the priests of Babylon and Egypt. But who were their teachers? The author theorises that an unknown civilization in Time or Space could have left a cultural legacy to the people of antiquity.


Pages are in fine condition, Board is in fine condition, Sleeve is in fine condition with some wear and along the edges and spine.

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Author(s):
A. Tomas
Condition:
Fine
Edition:
First Edition reprint 1971
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
028562007X
ISBN-13:
9780285620070
Number of pages:
224
Publisher:
Souvenir Press
Title:
We Are Not The First: Riddles Of Ancient Science

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The development of modern science in the course of the past four hundred years is merely a rediscovery of old knowledge. Penicillin was known in ancient Egypt thousands of years before Fleming. The Australian aborigine has practised blood transfusion since prehistoric times, yet this method is new in western medicine. An ancient Hindu book, in two hundred and thirty stanzas, gives detailed instructions for the construction of aircraft, ages before the Wright Brothers. Atomic theory was worked out by Democritus 2500 years before Rutherford. How did the ancient Babylonians know of the existence of the satellites of Jupiter and Saturn without a telescope?
In his well-constructed book Andrew Tomas proves his remarkable view of the antiquity of modern science with a most comprehensive mass of facts. No one can doubt that present day science is built on the scientific tradition of the philosophers of ancient Greece and the priests of Babylon and Egypt. But who were their teachers? The author theorises that an unknown civilization in Time or Space could have left a cultural legacy to the people of antiquity.


Pages are in fine condition, Board is in fine condition, Sleeve is in fine condition with some wear and along the edges and spine.

Author(s):
A. Tomas
Condition:
Fine
Edition:
First Edition reprint 1971
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
028562007X
ISBN-13:
9780285620070
Number of pages:
224
Publisher:
Souvenir Press
Title:
We Are Not The First: Riddles Of Ancient Science

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