Eureka man: the life and legacy of Archimedes

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Walker,
Pub. Date:
2009.
Language:
English
Description
The extraordinary genius of Archimedes—scientist, mathematician, engineer, and showman.

Many of us know little about Archimedes other than 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 that govern the flotation of hot-air balloons, boats, and denizens of the sea. Archimedes had a profound impact on the development of mathematics and science: from square roots to the stability of ships; number systems to levers; the value of pi to the size of the universe. Yet this same cerebral man developed machines of war that held at bay the greatest army of antiquity. Ironically, Archimedes’ reputation swelled to mythic proportions in the ancient world for his feats of engineering: the hand-cranked irrigation device—commonly known as “Archimedes’ screw”—and his ingenuous use of levers, pulleys, and ropes to launch, single-handedly, a fully laden ship!

His rediscovered treatises guided nascent thinkers out of the Dark Ages and into the Renaissance. Indeed, Archimedes’ cumulative record of achievement places him among the exalted ranks of Aristotle, Leonardo da Vinci, Isaac Newton, and Albert Einstein. Eureka Man brings to life for general readers the genius of Archimedes, offering succinct and understandable explanations of some of his amazing discoveries and innovations.
More Details
ISBN:
9780802716187
Also in This Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 4df4aa66-fbd2-6e2a-b11f-69b1c63085b5
Grouping Title eureka man the life and legacy of archimedes
Grouping Author hirshfeld alan
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-07-17 18:19:26PM
Last Indexed 2019-09-18 04:51:47AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Hirshfeld, Alan.
author_display Hirshfeld, Alan
available_at_arlington Columbia Pike
collection_arlington Biographies
detailed_location_arlington Columbia Pike Biographies
display_description
format_arlington Book
format_category_arlington Books
id 4df4aa66-fbd2-6e2a-b11f-69b1c63085b5
isbn 9780802716187
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b13219911 .i14236941 Columbia Pike Biographies B ARCHIME 1 false false On Shelf Jul 15, 2019 oanb
itype_arlington Hardback
last_indexed 2019-09-18T08:51:47.837Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington B ARCHIME
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library
Aurora Hills
Central
Cherrydale
Columbia Pike
Connection Crystal City
Detention Center
Glencarlyn
Local History
Plaza
Shirlington
Westover
owning_location_arlington Columbia Pike
primary_isbn 9780802716187
publishDate 2009
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
ils:.b13219911 Book Books English Walker, 2009. 242 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_arlington
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b13219911 .i14236941 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true 9999
subject_facet Archimedes
Scientists -- Greece -- Biography
title_display Eureka man : the life and legacy of Archimedes
title_full Eureka man : the life and legacy of Archimedes / Alan Hirshfeld
title_short Eureka man :
title_sub the life and legacy of Archimedes