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The Story of Science: Aristotle Leads the Way: Aristotle Leads the Way

Authors: Hakim, Joy
Publisher: Smithsonian
BISAC/Subject: SCI034000, SCI055000, EDU029030
ISBN: 9781588345264, Related ISBNs: 1588341607, 1588345262, 9781588341600, 9781588345264
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 296,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: Readers will travel back in time to ancient Babylonia, Egypt, and Greece. They will meet the world's first astronomers, mathematicians, and physicists and explore the lives and ideas of such famous people as Pythagoras, Archimedes, Brahmagupta, al-Khwarizmi, Fibonacci, Ptolemy, St. Augustine, and St. Thomas Aquinas. Hakim will introduce them to Aristotle—one of the greatest philosophers of all time—whose scientific ideas dominated much of the world for eighteen centuries.

In the three-book The Story of Science series, master storyteller Joy Hakim narrates the evolution of scientific thought from ancient times to the present. With lively, character-driven narrative, Hakim spotlights the achievements of some of the world's greatest scientists and encourages a similiar spirit of inquiry in readers. The books include hundreds of color photographs, charts, maps, and diagrams; informative sidebars; suggestions for further reading; and excerpts from the writings of great scientists.
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