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

ISBN-10: 1588341607

ISBN-13: 9781588341600

Edition: 2004

Authors: Joy Hakim

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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press
Publication date: 11/17/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

A Writer's Reasons
There's More to This Story
Birthing a Universe
Telling It Like They Thought It Was: Myths of Creation
Making Days: Were the Calendar Makers Lunatics or Just Moonstruck?
Why Does the Moon Dazzle, Then Disappear?
Take a Number, Then Write It Down
Ionia? What's Ionia?
Measuring with the Mind
The "A" Team
More on Numerals, Geometry, and Math's Origins
Elementary Matters: Earth, Air, Fire, and Water, Says Empedocles
Being at Sea
Why Do Polestars Take Turns?
Worshiping Numbers
Chewing on Pi-or Tasting One of Math's Mysteries
Pythagoras Knows It's Round
There's Gold in Those Irrationals
Getting Atom
Ode to an Atom
Aristotle and His Teacher
Plato, Math, and Perfect Numbers
Does It Change? No Way, Says A
Why Mars Is a Little Loopy
Aristarchus Got It Right-Well, Almost!
How Far the Moon? It's About Time
Alexander's City
Smoke and Mirrors
What's a Hero?
Hero, an Airhead?
Euclid in His Elements
Numbers: In Their Prime
Archimedes' Claw
Is It a Claw or a Flaw?
Measuring the Earth
How Did Eratosthenes Come So Close?
Rome Rules
Longitude and Latitude plus Two Greek Mapmakers
What's the Point?
The Greatest
A Saint Who Was No Scientist
Do You Believe the Polyhistor? Well, Lots of People Did
No Joke-the Earth Is Pancake Flat!
Don't Worry-the Round Earth Is Back!
Absolute Zero
Mr. Fibonacci's Numbers
An "Ox" Who Bellowed
Roger Bacon Predicts
Books Will Do It
The Antipodes: Discovering Down Under
Cosmic Voyagers: Is It Fiction, or Could It Be True?
Finally! How Science Works
The Prime Number Sieve of Eratosthenes
Suggested Reading
NSTA Recommends
Picture Credits
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