Landmarks in Western Science: From Prehistory to the Atomic Age, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Landmarks in Western Science

From Prehistory to the Atomic Age, 1st Edition

By Peter Whitfield


256 pages | 90 Color Illus. | 20 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780415925334
pub: 1999-10-21
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Richly illustrated and eminently readable, this fascinating account helps us better understand how scientific ideas have been circulated and received at different periods in history as it reveals the sequence of faltering steps mankind has taken in an effort to better understand the world around us.

About the Author

Peter Whitfield has written widely on the history of maps, including The Image of the World: 20 Centuries of World Maps (1994) and New Found Lands: Maps in the History of Exploration(Routledge 1998) He is a former director of Stanford's International Map Centre in London, and now runs his own company publishing facsimiles of historical maps.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Reference
HISTORY / Civilization
SCIENCE / History