This book has a very interesting premise, but does not develop it well at all. It is full of broad assertions with little concrete evidence to back them. If the author spent as much time supporting his assertions with evidence as he did repeating them this would be a great book. As it is, the author seems to want to shame and reform the modern western memory with only the strength of his own scorn. The most redeeming quality of the book is the bits of historical information about the history of science peppered though the book. If you are an advocate of or have an interest in non-western societies and their contribution to the world, you may enjoy learning about these isolated bits of scientific history. If you are looking for a rigorous history of early science, you may be disappointed.
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