I teach in the History of Science Department at the University of Oklahoma.

I created this site to be the textbook for my course HSCI 3013 “History of Science to the Age of Newton.”  This is a regularly offered course at the University of Oklahoma.  Its official description from the course catalog is: “A survey of Western people’s efforts to understand the natural world, from earliest historical times to the seventeenth century.”  This site contains almost all of the reading material for students in HSCI 3013.  It also contains additional resources and links for those interested in pursuing particular interests in the history of pre-modern science, my blog posts on teaching pre-modern science, as well as student-generated pages and blog posts.

The course is arranged into three modules: the heavens, the earth and the human body. I almost always teach HSCI 3013 in that order, but in principle the material can be approached in any order. I regularly add new material and new references and welcome suggestions and queries.

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