Lost Discoveries : The Ancient Roots of Modern Science–from the Babylonians to the Maya by Dick Teresi
Simon & Schuster; First Edition | November 1, 2002 | English | ISBN: 0684837188 | 467 pages | PDF | 6 MB
"Lost Discoveries," Dick Teresi's innovative history of science, explores the unheralded scientific breakthroughs from peoples of the ancient world – Babylonians, Egyptians, Indians, Africans, New World and Oceanic tribes, among others – and the non-European medieval world. They left an enormous heritage in the fields of mathematics, astronomy, cosmology, physics, geology, chemistry, and technology. The mathematical foundation of Western science is a gift from the Indians, Chinese, Arabs, Babylonians, and Maya.