The Story of Science: Aristotle Leads the Way Volume 1
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We owe much of our scientific discoveries, not to mention our cultural mythology, to the ancients. Our constellations, geometry, earth-origins, the motion of the earth, simple machines, and other scientific principles are built upon the curiosity, imagination, and thinking of our forbearers.

Sidebars, charts, maps, diagrams, illustrations and photographs illuminate a flowing text that will fascinate students and adults alike. The clear text weaves a historical path of scientist biographies, discoveries, and the research that either confirmed or denied their theories, as the reader discovers just how much science is built upon the work from centuries ago. 282 pages, hardcover with dust jacket. Indexed.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Smithsonian Books
Publication Date: 2007
ISBN: 1588341607
ISBN-13: 9781588341600
Series: Story of Science

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Readers will travel back in time to ancient Babylonia, Egypt, and Greece. They will meet the world's first astronomers, mathematicians, and physicists and explore the lives and ideas of such famous people as Pythagoras, Archimedes, Brahmagupta, al-Khwarizmi, Fibonacci, Ptolemy, St. Augustine, and St. Thomas Aquinas. Hakim will introduce them to Aristotle—one of the greatest philosophers of all time—whose scientific ideas dominated much of the world for eighteen centuries.

In the three-book The Story of Science series, master storyteller Joy Hakim narrates the evolution of scientific thought from ancient times to the present. With lively, character-driven narrative, Hakim spotlights the achievements of some of the world's greatest scientists and encourages a similiar spirit of inquiry in readers. The books include hundreds of color photographs, charts, maps, and diagrams; informative sidebars; suggestions for further reading; and excerpts from the writings of great scientists.

Author Bio

Author of the prize-winning series A History of US, Joy Hakim is the recipient of the James Michener Award in Writing and the Gold and Silver Parents' Choice Awards in Writing.

Editorial Reviews

“As a good—even great—teacher, Hakim knows exactly where students might stumble and is always there, making sure they don't.”—Diana Lutz, Natural History

“Hakim has interwoven creation myths, history, physics, and mathematics to present a seamless, multifaceted view of the foundation of modern science. . . . At its essence, the book displays the most appealing aspect of science and mathematics: that advances result from a practical need solved by curious minds.”—School Library Journal, starred review

“[W]hen master storyteller Joy Hakim wields her pen, take heart: you're in for a breathtaking adventure.”—American Educator

“If Leonardo da Vinci had studied school science, he would have been fascinated with The Story of Science.”—Juliana Texley, lead reviewer for National Science Teacher Association Recommends

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