Eureka Man The Life and Legacy of Archimedes

ISBN-10: 080277766X
ISBN-13: 9780802777669
Edition: 2013
List price: $17.00
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Description: Many of us know little more about Archimedes (287-212 B.C.) than his famous exclamation of "Eureka!" upon discovering that the spillage of water produced by an immersed object reveals the object's volume. That seemingly simple insight helped  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Walker & Company
Publication date: 9/28/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Many of us know little more about Archimedes (287-212 B.C.) than his famous exclamation of "Eureka!" upon discovering that the spillage of water produced by an immersed object reveals the object's volume. That seemingly simple insight helped establish the key principles of buoyancy that govern the flotation of everything from boats to balloons.Archimedes also had a profound impact on the development of mathematics and science, from the value of pi to the size of the universe. His reputation during his lifetime swelled to mythic proportions for his feats of engineering and his ingenious use of levers, pulleys, and ropes.Eureka Manbrings to life the genius of Archimedes and chronicles the remarkable saga of the Archimedes Palimpsest--the long-lost manuscript rediscovered in the twentieth century, a vivid reminder that Archimedes' cumulative record of accomplishment places him among the exalted ranks of Aristotle, Leonardo da Vinci, Isaac Newton, and Albert Einstein.

Matster of Thought
The Essential Archimedes
The Stormy Sea
Euclidean Fantasies
Number Games
Eureka Man
The Science of Fear
A Palimpsest's Tale
The Voice beneath the Page
A Bridge across Time
The Parchment Brothers
Leo's Library
Resurrection and Light
Gentleman and Scoundrel
The French Connection
Sweetest Sustenance of Souls
Appendix
Notes
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index

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