The Encyclopedia of old usual Scientists is the 1st accomplished English language paintings to supply a survey of all historical typical technology, from its beginnings during the finish of past due Antiquity. A staff of over a hundred of the world’s specialists within the box have compiled this Encyclopedia, together with entries which aren't pointed out in the other reference paintings – leading to a distinct and highly formidable source that allows you to turn out necessary for someone looking the main points of the historical past of historical science.
Additional good points comprise a word list, Gazetteer, and Time-Line. The thesaurus explains many Greek (or Latin) phrases tricky to translate, when the Gazetteer describes the various locales from which scientists got here. The Time-Line indicates the swift upward thrust within the perform of technological know-how within the fifth century BCE and speedy decline after Hadrian, because of the centralization of Roman energy, with consequent lack of a context in which technology may perhaps flourish.