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Eureka man : the life and legacy of Archimedes

Author: Alan Hirshfeld
Publisher: New York : Walker, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Many of us know little about Archimedes beyond his "Eureka" exclamation upon discovering that he could immerse an object in a full tub of water and measure the spillage to determine the object's volume. That simple observation helped establish the key principles of buoyancy and flotation. But Archimedes had a profound impact on the development of mathematics and science: from square roots to the stability of ships;  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Archimedes.; Archimedes
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Hirshfeld
ISBN: 9780802716187 0802716180
OCLC Number: 303927546
Description: viii, 242 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), map ; 22 cm.
Contents: The essential Archimedes --
The stormy sea --
Euclidean fantasies --
Number games --
Eureka man --
The science of fear --
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.
Responsibility: Alan Hirshfeld.
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Archimedes had a profound impact on the development of mathematics and science. "Eureka Man" brings to life for general readers the genius of Archimedes, offering succinct and understandable  Read more...

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CITATION: Hirshfeld, A. W. (2009). Eureka man: the life and legacy of Archimedes. New York: Walker and Company.

Reviewer: Dr W. P. Palmer

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