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3. Gold: the glorious and accursed element

3. Gold: the glorious and accursed element  

Philip Ball

in The Elements: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2004
Published Online: 
Apr 2014
eISBN: 
9780191776298
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192840998.003.0003
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780192840998
‘Gold: the glorious and accursed element’ explores the allure of gold. Gold has dominated men's hearts throughout the ages. It is not a very useful metal, but it is prized for its beauty ... More
2. Medieval and Renaissance learning and practice

2. Medieval and Renaissance learning and practice  

Jim Bennett

in Navigation: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2017
Published Online: 
Feb 2017
eISBN: 
9780191798153
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198733713.003.0002
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198733713
‘Medieval and Renaissance learning and practice’ describes the techniques used by the three major cultures of ambitious development in navigation—Chinese, Arab, and European. It begins with ... More
1. Mathematics: myth and history

1. Mathematics: myth and history  

Jacqueline Stedall

in The History of Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778094
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199599684.003.0001
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199599684
‘Mathematics: myth and history’ considers some well-known names in the field of mathematics: Pythagoras, Euclid, Diophantus, Pierre de Fermat, Leonhard Euler, and Andrew Wiles, the man you ... More
Early navigational cultures

Early navigational cultures  

Jim Bennett

in Navigation: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2017
Published Online: 
Feb 2017
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198733713.003.0001
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chapter
Distinct geographies, where areas of sea were demarcated not only by land, but also by climate and current, helped to create different cultures of navigation that for centuries followed ... More
3. A mathematical science

3. A mathematical science  

Jim Bennett

in Navigation: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2017
Published Online: 
Feb 2017
eISBN: 
9780191798153
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198733713.003.0003
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198733713
‘A mathematical science’ shows that the idea of navigation taking on techniques from other disciplines is reinforced by the appearance of instruments from these disciplines modified for ... More
The History of Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction

The History of Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction  

Jacqueline Stedall

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778094
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199599684.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199599684
The History of Mathematics: A Very Short Introduction is arranged thematically to exemplify the varied contexts in which people have learned, used, and handed on mathematics. ... More

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