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Ancient Roots Forced into Modern Pots

Science  06 Dec 2002:
Vol. 298, Issue 5600, pp. 1895-1896
DOI: 10.1126/science.1077806

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Lost Discoveries. The Ancient Roots of Modern Science --from the Babylonians to the Maya. Dick Teresi. Simon and Schuster, New York, 2002. 463 pp. $27, C$41. ISBN 0-684-83718-8.

Writing for a popular audience, Teresi offers an account of the contributions of non-Western societies to modern science.