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By Ari Ben-Menahem

This 5,800-page encyclopedia surveys a hundred generations of significant thinkers, providing greater than 2,000 targeted biographies of scientists, engineers, explorers and inventors who left their mark at the historical past of technology and expertise. This six-volume masterwork additionally contains 380 articles summarizing the time-line of principles within the major fields of technological know-how, expertise, arithmetic and philosophy.

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4314 L Leo Strauss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4393 LI Allan Bloom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4394 LII Claude Levi-Strauss. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4694 LIII Eric Hoffer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4696 LIV Marshal McLuhan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4700 LV Richard Feynman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4883 Historical Encyclopedia of traditional and Mathematical Sciences Ari Ben-Menahem ancient Encyclopedia of ordinary and Mathematical Sciences quantity four Professor Ari Ben-Menahem Weizmann Institute of technological know-how Rehovot 76100 Israel Library of Congress regulate quantity: 2008944294 ISBN: 978-3-540-68831-0 This ebook is offered additionally as: digital book less than ISBN 978-3-540-68832-7 and Print and digital package below ISBN 978-3-540-68834-1 This paintings is topic to copyright. All rights are reserved, no matter if the total or a part of the fabric is worried, in particular the rights of translation, reprinting, reuse of illustrations, recitation, broadcasting, replica on microfilms or in alternative routes, and garage in facts banks. Duplication of this booklet or elements thereof is simply accredited below the provisions of the German Copyright legislations of September nine, 1965, in its present model, and permission to be used should always be acquired from Springer-Verlag. Violations are chargeable for prosecution lower than the German Copyright legislations. c Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg long island 2009 using registered names, logos, and so on. during this booklet doesn't mean, even within the absence of a particular assertion, that such names are exempt from the suitable protecting legislation and rules and for this reason loose for common use. Springer is a part of Springer Science+Business Media springer. com Editor: Christian Witschel, Heidelberg, Germany improvement Editor: Sylvia Blago, Heidelberg, Germany construction: VTEX, Vilnius, Lithuania conceal layout: Frido Steinen-Broo, Girona, Spain published on acid-free paper SPIN: 12250899 2109 — five four three 2 1 zero Editorial Assistant and Scientific consultant Shahar Ben-Menahem M. Sc. , Ph. D. division of Physics, Stanford college, united states To my loved spouse Batia for her help, forbearance and suggestions through the trouble years of constructing this treatise; with no her aid this feat couldn't were complete ∗ ∗ ∗ To the reminiscence of my pricey mom and dad: Sara-Haya and Moshe ∗ ∗ ∗ “Whoever is unaware of the previous is still eternally a baby. For what's the worthy of human existence, until it truly is woven into the lifetime of our ancestors by means of the documents of background? ” Marcus Tullius Cicero (106–43 BCE) ∗ ∗ ∗ “He lives doubly, who additionally lives the past”. Marcus Valerius Martial (ca a hundred CE) ∗ ∗ ∗ “Mathematics used to be born and nurtured in a cultural setting. with no the viewpoint which the cultural historical past affords, a formal appreciation of the content material and country of present-day arithmetic is hardly ever possible”. Leonhard Euler (1707–1783) ∗ ∗ ∗ “History is the essence of innumerable biographies”. Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881) ∗ ∗ ∗ “To comprehend a technology it will be significant to grasp its history”.

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