Ancient and Medieval Science answers questions

Ancient and Medieval Science

Islamic astronomers
Islamic astronomers

Science means "knowing" in Latin. It is the process of learning things about the world. People have always wanted to learn more about their world, and they have tried a lot of different ways to find things out. Some of the ways they tried might seem silly to you, others are at the root of all modern science. But it all comes from the same desire to find out how things work.

Logic and the Scientific Method
Practical Engineering
Where does God fit in?

Bibliography and further reading about ancient and medieval science:

Greek Science
Islamic Science
Indian Science
Science Projects
Teachers' guides on ancient science home

Professor Carr

Karen Eva Carr, PhD.
Assoc. Professor Emerita, History
Portland State University

Professor Carr holds a B.A. with high honors from Cornell University in classics and archaeology, and her M.A. and PhD. from the University of Michigan in Classical Art and Archaeology. She has excavated in Scotland, Cyprus, Greece, Israel, and Tunisia, and she has been teaching history to university students for a very long time.

Professor Carr's PSU page

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