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Technology and Society by R. G. Menon

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Chapter 6

1. Quoted in Gandhian Literature series, Vol. 4, p. 77, published by Kerala Gandhi Smarak Nidhi, Trivandrum.

2. http://www.omniglot.com/writing/egyptian.htm, accessed on 20 July, 2010.

3. Asger Aaboe, Episodes from the Early History of Astronomy, New York: Springer, 2001), pp. 62–65; Alexander Jones, “The Adaptation of Babylonian Methods in Greek Numerical Astronomy”, in The Scientific Enterprise in Antiquity and the Middle Ages, p. 99. See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babylonian_astronomy, accessed on 20 July, 2010.

4. William Gilbert (1544–1603) was physician to Queen Elizabeth I and a ‘natural philosopher’, or scientist. He conducted some of the earliest experiments concerning magnets and electricity. He discovered that in ...

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