Skip to content
You are not logged in |Login  
Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author León, Vicki.

Title How to mellify a corpse : and other human stories of ancient science & superstition / Vicki León.

Publication Info. New York, N.Y. : Walker & Co., 2010.


Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  509.3 L55    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Teen  YA-509.32 LE    Check Shelf
Edition First U.S. edition.
Description xxvii, 308 pages : illustrations, maps ; 18 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 300-301) and index.
Contents Athens & Attica -- Greece & Greek islands -- Asia Minor & the Middle East -- Rome & its provinces -- Italy & Sicily -- North Africa & Mesopotamia.
Summary Draws on a range of disciplines in an accessible introduction to ancient-world science, mechanical engineering and superstitions, from Pythagoras's mathematical discoveries and Aristotle's political views to Archimedes's "Eureka" moment and the Egyptian practice of embalming.
Subject Science, Ancient -- Miscellanea.
ISBN 9780802717023 alkaline paper $17.00
0802717020 alkaline paper
Add a Review