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Measuring the Earth : Eratosthenes and his celestial geometry

Author: Mary Gow
Publisher: Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow, ©2010.
Series: Great minds of ancient science and math.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Elementary and junior high school : English
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"A biography of ancient Greek mathematician Eratosthenes, who used geometry to calculate the circumference of the earth. He is also known as the Father of Geography"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Eratosthenes
Material Type: Biography, Elementary and junior high school, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Gow
ISBN: 9780766031203 0766031209
OCLC Number: 247441353
Description: 128 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 25 cm.
Contents: "Pentathlos" --
Boy from Cyrene --
Alexandria --
Measuring the Earth --
Geography --
Mathematician --
Time, poems, plays, and stars --
Legacy --
Activities --
Chronology.
Series Title: Great minds of ancient science and math.
Responsibility: Mary Gow.
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"A biography of ancient Greek mathematician Eratosthenes, who used geometry to calculate the circumference of the earth. He is also known as the Father of Geography"--Provided by publisher.

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