This site was established in September 2007. It will eventually give access to a range of information on the civilizations of the world, their history and their relationship to developments in science. Currently availabe are

Science, civilization and society: the site. enter here
Notes to 35 lectures, with illustrations, animations and biographies of personalities.

Science, civilization and society: the essay. download it here
An outline of the main argument of the lectures in 18 pages.

Science, civilization and society: the "coffee table book".
An adaptation to the short attention span of today's students, with many full colour images accompanied by reasonably short text. This is a work in progress available as an online preview but not for printing or download. Due to its length it comes in six parts:

  • Part 1 (pages 1-51): Civilizations, Numbers and Calendars contents ...
  • Part 2 (pages 52-99): Birth and Decline of Classical Science, The Middle Ages in Europe and East Asia contents ...
  • Part 3 (pages 100-145): Islam, the New Leader in Science, Science in the Old World and in the New World, Humanism, Revival of the Classics contents ...
  • Part 4 (pages 146-199): The Scientific Revolution, The Industrial Revolution and 19th Century Science (part 1) contents ...
  • Part 5 (pages 200-249): The Industrial Revolution and 19th Century Science (part 2), Modern Science, the 20th Century (part 1) contents ...
  • Part 6 (pages 250-304): Modern Science, the 20th Century (part 2), Science, Civilization and Society today, Index contents ...

 

This is a private site; it is not affiliated with any other site named WorldCivilizations or sites with a similar title.

Matthias Tomczak, Adelaide, South Australia, 2007—2012 
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