Reviews for Medieval Science : 500-1500

Library Media Connection Reviews 2011 May/June
Though small in size, these books are big on information and utilize a variety of methods to convey the information. A color coded timeline runs along the bottom of pages, covering the time period of each volume. Most chapters open with a subject timeline that runs vertically as well. These books are filled with colorful photographs, diagrams, sidebars, and charts. While some readers may feel overwhelmed by the amount of information, others will appreciate the layout. Libraries looking to provide a basic overview of science and technology will find this a useful addition. It would have been nice if the glossary terms were highlighted in the text. Otherwise, it's an attractive series that manages to pack a great deal of history into concise, easy to read chapters. Bibliography. Glossary. Table of Contents. Index. Recommended. Cecelia Carmenates, Librarian, Holmes Middle School, Alexandria, Virginia [Editor's Note: Available in e-book format.] ¬ 2011 Linworth Publishing, Inc.