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A Brief History of Science
Author: Thomas Crump

ISBN: 9781841195520
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 425
Published: 26 September 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0 x 2.6
Description:
From earliest pre-history, with the dawning understanding of fire and its many uses, up to the astonishing advances of the twenty-first century,Thomas Crump traces the ever more sophisticated means employed in our attempts to understand the universe.

The result is a vigorous and readable account of how our curious nature has continually pushed forward the frontiers of science and, as a consequence, human civilization.

About the Author

Thomas Crump, successful author of A Brief History of Science, underwent a hip operation and brings to this book an understanding of the needs and concerns of the patient. His passionate interest in science and its history has given rise to a number of books, most recently Solar Eclipse and The Anthropology of Numbers. A mathematician and anthropologist, until his retirement in 1994, he taught anthropology at the University of Amsterdam.

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