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By Dick Teresi

Boldly tough traditional knowledge, acclaimed technology author and Omni journal cofounder Dick Teresi strains the origins of latest technological know-how again to their historic roots in an eye-opening account and landmark paintings.
This leading edge heritage proves as soon as and for all that the roots of recent technological know-how have been validated centuries, and in a few cases millennia, sooner than the births of Copernicus, Galileo, and Newton. during this enlightening, wonderful, and significant e-book, Teresi describes many discoveries from all around the non-Western international -- Sumeria, Babylon, Egypt, India, China, Africa, Arab countries, the Americas, and the Pacific islands -- that equaled and sometimes exceeded Greek and ecu studying within the fields of arithmetic, astronomy, cosmology, physics, geology, chemistry, and know-how.
the 1st vast and authoritative multicultural background of technological know-how written for a well-liked viewers, Lost Discoveries fills a severe void in our medical, cultural, and highbrow heritage and is destined to develop into a vintage in its box.

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