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Title:
Scientists of the Ancient World
Author:
Anderson, Margaret J.
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Publication Information:
Springfield, NJ : Enslow Publishers, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
104 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Discusses the lives and contributions of ten influential scholars from the early years of scientific research, including Pythagoras, Archimedes, and Pliny.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
940 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 7.6 3.0 31448.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 7.1 6 Quiz: 28400 Guided reading level: Y.
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ISBN:
9780766011113
Format :
Book

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Includes: Pythagoras, Hippocrates, Aristotie, Archimedes, Eratosthenes, Piny, Galen, Ptolemy, Hypatia, and Al-Khwarizmi.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 6^-9. This volume from the publisher's Collective Biographies series introduces 10 people in the ancient world who can be regarded as early scientists: Pythagoras, Hippocrates, Aristotle, Archimedes, Eratosthenes, Pliny, Galen, Ptolemy, Hypatia, and Al-Khwarizmi. Each chapter examines the life and scientific work of one individual. The authors discuss each person's beliefs, discoveries, and accomplishments within the context of his times, and indicate that often-repeated stories may represent legend rather than fact. Chapter notes add to the integrity of this readable book of scientific history/biography. To be illustrated with black-and-white photos. --Carolyn Phelan


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