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The light ages : the surprising story of medieval science, Seb Falk

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The light ages : the surprising story of medieval science
Title
The light ages
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the surprising story of medieval science
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Seb Falk
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Language
eng
Summary
"An illuminating guide to the scientific and technological achievements of the Middle Ages through the life of a crusading astronomer-monk. Soaring Gothic cathedrals, violent crusades, the Black Death: these are the dramatic forces that shaped the medieval era. But the so-called Dark Ages also gave us the first universities, eyeglasses, and mechanical clocks, proving that the Middle Ages were home to a vibrant scientific culture. In The Light Ages, Cambridge science historian Seb Falk takes us on an immersive tour of medieval science through the story of one fourteenth-century monk, John of Westwyk. From multiplying Roman numerals to navigating by the stars, curing disease, and telling time with an ancient astrolabe, we learn emerging science alongside Westwyk, while following the gripping story of the struggles and successes of an ordinary man in a precarious world. An enlightening history that argues that these times weren't so dark after all, The Light Ages shows how medieval ideas continue to color how we see the world today"--
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10928290
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Falk, Seb
Dewey number
509.4/0902
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q124.97
LC item number
.F35 2020
Literary form
non fiction
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the surprising story of medieval science
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The light ages : the surprising story of medieval science, Seb Falk
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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on1137839490
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xv, 391 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781324002932
Lccn
2020028315
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations (some color) :
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(OCoLC)1137839490
Label
The light ages : the surprising story of medieval science, Seb Falk
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1137839490
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xv, 391 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781324002932
Lccn
2020028315
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color) :
System control number
(OCoLC)1137839490

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