Great Minds of Ancient Science and Math

Age Level: 9–15  Grade Level: 4–10

These biographies chronicle the lives and important contributions of great scientists and mathematicians from across the ancient world. Readers are given an in-depth understanding of the scientist's and mathematician's work. In addition, these books explore the subject's life and ancient culture. Included are several hands-on activities or experiments.

  • Chronicles the lives and important contributions of great scientists and mathematicians from across the ancient world
  • Includes several hands-on activities in each book
  • Full-color graphics and illustrations
  • Over 100 pages
  • Supports the Science curriculum
  • 6 1/2” x 9 1/4”
  • 112–128pp.
  • Illus. with color photographs and illustrations
  • Contains chapter notes, a glossary, a further reading list, Internet addresses, a chronology, and an index
  • Fall 2009
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Measuring the Earth

Measuring the Earth

Eratosthenes and His Celestial Geometry

Mary Gow
This biography introduces Eratosthenes whose mathematical approach opened new ways to describe and understand the world. Using mathematics to study the earth, Eratosthenes broke new ground. In his monumental three-volume GEOGRAPHICA, he took a global view of the world...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3120-3
Binding: Library Ed.
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The Father of Anatomy

The Father of Anatomy

Galen and His Dissections

Lisa Yount
Galen gathered together most of the medical knowledge that had been obtained in his lifetime and extended that knowledge by discovering more than anyone had known before about the inner workings of the body...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3380-1
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The Father of Geometry

The Father of Geometry

Euclid and His 3-D World

Paul W. Hightower
As we know so little about the man named Euclid, our best understanding of him is through his work. By studying his books of the ELEMENTS and their concepts, we can discover a little about how Euclid thought...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3409-9
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The Father of the Atom

The Father of the Atom

Democritus and the Nature of Matter

Katherine Macfarlane
This biography of the amazing Democritus—a Greek philosopher who lived almost 2,500 years ago—describes how he was right, or almost right, about so many ideas of modern science. He correctly predicted the behavior of atoms and that atoms combined to form elements and compounds...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3410-5
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The Great Philosopher

The Great Philosopher

Plato and His Pursuit of Knowledge

Mary Gow
Plato, author of the REPUBLIC, is one of the most famous philosophers of all time. Plato explored an astounding range of topics. In his writing he investigated political theory, virtue, language, art, love, mathematics, religion, and more...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3119-7
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The Great Thinker

The Great Thinker

Aristotle and the Foundations of Science

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...Read More

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ISBN: 978-0-7660-3121-0
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