Blacks and Science Volume Two West and East African Contributions to Science and Technology and Intellectual Life and Legacy of Timbuktu

ISBN-10: 1492996238

ISBN-13: 9781492996231

Edition: N/A

Authors: Robin Walker

List price: $13.50
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy

Description:

Blacks and Science Volume Two Did YOU know any of the following facts? o The Bamoun Kingdom, now in today's Cameroon, has 7,000 surviving manuscripts in their own script o Timbuktu astronomers used the cosine, tangent, cotangent, secant and cosecant functions of trigonometry o The Dogon of Mali had an early and wholly indigenous notion of 'big bang' derived from a singularity o A number of iron and copper tools were excavated in Senegal that dated from 2800 BC o The total amount of gold mined in the desert regions of West Africa to the year 1500 was $35 billion at 1998 gold prices o A surviving sixteenth century Timbuktu manuscript has a formula for making toothpaste and adds that regular brushing of your teeth removes bad breath o A 1342 text published in Cairo mentions two royal Malian voyages sailing across the Atlantic involving hundreds of vessels o The Royal Palace of the Ashanti Empire contained a suite of apartments on its upper floor that reminded a visitor to the palace of Wardour Street in Central London o Glass was manufactured at the Yoruba capital of Ile-Ife in the sixth century o According to New Scientist, there are even surviving Timbuktu manuscripts that deal with climatology Blacks and Science Volume Two is largely a synthesis of previously published Kindle e-books or lecture-essays West African Contributions to Science and Technology combined with Intellectual Life and Legacy of Timbuktu. However, new information not present in either e-book has been added on East Africa. This book is a general introduction to the role played by the West and East Africans in the evolution of Mathematics, Astronomy & Physics, Metallurgy, Medicine & Surgery, Boat Building & Navigation, Architecture, and Crafts & Industry. It also discusses the content, importance and implications of the recently rediscovered manuscripts of Timbuktu.
Out of stock
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
coins
coins
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Add to cart
Study Briefs
History of Western Art Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
American History Volume 1 Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
Sociology Online content $4.95 $1.99
Customers also bought
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading

Book details

List price: $13.50
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication date: 10/16/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 150
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.

×