Title Lost Discoveries: The Forgotten Science Of The Ancient World.
Book Condition Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition.
Edition Second Impression.
Publisher Weathervane Books, New York: 1976.
0517175541 / 9780517175545
Seller ID 34595X1
Chronicles the extraordinary achievements of the ancient world and tells of the many astounding discoveries made by the ancients which were subsequently lost, destroyed, or suppressed and were not rediscovered until centuries later. These include the calendar of the Mayan Indians of Central America, The atomic theory of the Greeks, Indian herbalists treatment for madness with a plant root, the predictions of the movements of the planets by ancient astronomers in Mesopotamia, the water-powered mass-production factories of the ancient Romans, and the astronomical observations at Stonehenge. Includes an Index.
(Key Words: Colin Ronan, Mayan Indians, Calendars, Atomic Theory, Madness, Herbalists, Astronomy, Water Power, Aristotle, Stonehenge, Ancient World, Pythagoras, Egypt, Discoveries).