Archimedes and the Door of Science

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Bethlehem Books, 1995 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 142 pages
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Jeanne Bendick, through text and pictures, admirably succeeds in bringing to life the ancient Greek mathematician who enriched mathematics and all branches of science. Against the backdrop of Archimedes' life and culture, the author discusses the man's work, his discoveries and the knowledge later based upon it. The simple, often humorous, illustrations and diagrams greatly enhance the text.
  

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Review: Archimedes and the Door of Science

User Review  - Hailey Bug - Goodreads

I liked this book as a part of my science. It was very interesting and easy to read. I was supposed to read it slowly and in potions, but I wanted to keep reading that's how good it was. There were ... Read full review

Review: Archimedes and the Door of Science

User Review  - Julie - Goodreads

My children (ages 7, 10, and 13) read this together for homeschool, and we all found it fascinating. It gave us many things to discuss, ponder, explore, and research - in history, science, and mathematics. Read full review

Contents

WHO WAS ARCHIMEDES?
1
THE WORLD OF ARCHIMEDES
9
ALEXANDRIA
24
ARCHIMEDES AND His LEVER
39
ARCHIMEDES AND KING HEIROS CROWN
54
ARCHIMEDES AND ASTRONOMY
70
ARCHIMEDES AND MATHEMATICS
81
THE MEASUREMENT OF A CIRCLE
86
ARCHIMEDES AND THE CENTERS OF GRAVITY
99
THE SPHERE AND THE CYLINDER
105
THE WAR MACHINES OF ARCHIMEDES
110
THE END OF ARCHIMEDES
124
No END TO ARCHIMEDES
129
ARCHIMEDES WRITINGS
132
INDEX
137
Copyright

ARCHIMEDES AND NUMBERS
92

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About the author (1995)

Jeanne Bendick was born February 25, 1919, in New York City. Her grandfather taught her how to draw as she grew up. Bendick has written and illustrated over 100 books as well as scripts for TV and movies. Bendick has a talent for science drawings. Her illustrations show readers how science relates to daily life. Her books include: The First Book of Space Travel, Along Came Galileo, Herodotus and the Road to History, Archimedes and the Door of Science, and Why Things Work: A Book about Energy. Bendick is quoted as saying, "If I were a fairy godmother, my gift to every child would be curiosity.

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