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The Great Thinker

Aristotle and the Foundations of Science

Series: Great Minds of Ancient Science and Math

By Mary Gow

Aristotle's work was groundbreaking in many areas. Even when he was not the first person to consider certain studies, he was the first to write about several of them. Aristotle’s contributions to the development of Greek and later science were monumental. He advanced factual knowledge about fields like biology and zoology. He framed questions and suggested approaches that were built upon for centuries afterward.

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Reviews

". . . a very well written nonfiction book . . . the author does a great job of delivering the rich and thick information about Aristotle in a digestible format."

South Sound Book Review Council, February 13, 2012

". . . well-researched work . . . This introduction to the great thinker would be ideal for a cross-curricular elementary or middle school class focused on science and philosophical thought."

National Science Teachers Association Recommends Web site, posted October 21, 2010

"The author’s meticulous research thoroughly explains Aristotle’s groundbreaking scientific work through his approach to productive, practical, and finally theoretical sciences."

Children's Literature

"Each colorful, attractive book includes simple, straightforward text with nice illustrations and appendixes of suggested activities, a supplemental chronology, chapter notes, and glossary."

VOYA

". . . well-researched work . . ."

The Science Teacher, January 2011

"The writing is clear and informative . . . A highly recommended addition to extend and to update all biography collections."

TriState Young Adult Book Review Committee, November 2010

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