Measuring the Earth: Eratosthenes and His Celestial Geometry
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. With its title, he coined a new word, geography. His work in chronology, theater criticism, and as director of the Alexandrian library were among the Greeks' valuable contributions to Western learning.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ktnguyen - LibraryThing
This book focuses on the life and times of Eratosthenes, one of the ancient Greek mathematicians. It chronicles his growth from Cyrene, his childhood city to the Library of Alexandria. The reading ... Read full review
Boring, Hard to follow.
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