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Eureka man : the life and legacy of Archimedes

Autore: Alan Hirshfeld
Editore: New York : Walker, 2009.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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;  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Biography
Persona incaricata: Archimedes.; Archimedes
Tipo materiale: Biography
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Alan Hirshfeld
ISBN: 9780802716187 0802716180
Numero OCLC: 303927546
Descrizione: viii, 242 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), map ; 22 cm.
Contenuti: 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.
Responsabilità: 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  Per saperne di più…

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Review of Eureka man: the life and legacy of Archimedes by Alan Hirshfeld.

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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