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Title:
Science of the early Americas
Author:
Woods, Geraldine.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Franklin Watts, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
64 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Summary:
Discusses the scientific accomplishments in such fields as medicine, mathematics, engineering, and astronomy of various groups of American Indians.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780531115244

9780531115251
Format :
Book

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2000 CBC/NSTA Outstanding Trade Book For Young People


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-8Attractive and accessible titles that have large print and plentiful illustrations, mostly in full color. January emphasizes the practical and democratic nature of science as practiced in the developing nation, touching on such topics as Cotton Mathers work on the practice of inoculation, Thomas Jeffersons and John and William Bartrams studies in natural history, David Rittenhouses explorations in astronomy, and, of course, Ben Franklins discoveries in electricity. Wood looks at indigenous cultures of North, Central, and South America from the earliest times to the present, pointing out that most of what is known of their early sciences comes from archaeological discoveries and oral tradition. Once again, chapters look at medicine, mathematics, engineering, and astronomy among various North American tribes along with the cultures of the Incas, Aztecs, and Mayans. Because of the lack of written records, this overview is more general than the other title, describing the theories, practices, and customs of the various tribes and cultures without mentioning specific writers or scientists. A chart of Mayan head variant numerals is labeled Calendar Symbols without further explanation of this interesting numbering system. Plentiful, accurate material gives these books research as well as browsing value.Susan L. Rogers, Chestnut Hill Academy, PA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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