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The sand-reckoner

Author: Gillian Bradshaw
Publisher: New York : Forge, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The Sand-Reckoner is a moving, human account of the life of Archimedes, one of the most innovative and intriguing thinkers of the ancient world: a young, brilliant man who was blessed by all the Muses, whose incredible mind could never quite understand the mundane world -- and whose incredible mind the mundane world could never quite accept. The young Archimedes has had the best three years of his life at Ptolemy's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographical fiction
Fiction
Named Person: Archimedes
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gillian Bradshaw
ISBN: 0312873409 9780312873400 0312875819 9780312875817
OCLC Number: 43050301
Notes: "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Description: 351 p. ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Gillian Bradshaw.
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The young Archimedes has spent the best three years of his life at Ptolemy's Museum at Alexandria. But when news comes of his father's illness, and that his home city of Syracuse is at war with the  Read more...

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