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Science in Translation

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Science in Translation

Movements of Knowledge Through Cultures and Time

By Scott L. Montgomery

University of Chicago Press, Hardcover, 9780226534800, 333pp.

Publication Date: June 15, 2000

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Description
In this innovative work, Scott L. Montgomery explores the diverse roles that translation has played in the development of science from antiquity to the present from the Arabic translations of Greek and Latin texts whose reintroduction to Europe was crucial to the Renaissance, to the origin and evolution of modern science in Japan.
" A] book of great richness, as much for its examples as for its ideas, which keenly illustrate the development of knowledge across languages and epochs. It is a book to read and reread. Its subject is important; it is ours, it is our history." -Andre Clas, "Meta: Journal des Traducteurs "
" T]his book . . . seems to stand alone on the shelf. A good thing, therefore, that it is so full of good things, both in the content and the prose." William R. Everdell, "MAA Online"
" A]n impressive work. . . . By reminding us of the role of diverse cultures in the elevation of science within a particular nation or civilization, the book makes a substantial contribution to the postmodern worldview that emphasizes multiculturalism." "Choice


About the Author
Scott L. Montgomery is a consulting geologist, writer, and independent scholar who worked as a part-time technical translator for more than a decade.
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