|aThe story of Science|bAristotle leads the way|cJoy Hakim.
|aAristotle leads the way
|axiii, 282 p.|bill. (some col.), col. maps|c24 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|aA Writer's reasons -- There's more to this story -- Birthing a universe -- Telling it like they thought it was: myths of creation -- Making days: were the calendar makers lunatics or just moonstruck? -- Ionia? What's Ionia? -- The "A" team -- Elementary matters: earth, air, fire, and water, says Empedocles -- Being at sea -- Worshiping numbers -- Pythagoras knows it's round -- Getting atom -- Aristotle and his teacher -- Does it change? No way, says A -- Aristarchus got it right-well, almost! -- Alexander's city -- What's a hero? -- Euclid in his elements -- Archimedes' claw -- Measuring the Earth -- Rome rules -- Longitude and latitude plus two Greek mapmakers -- The greatest -- A saint who was no scientist -- No joke-the Earth is pancake flat! -- Don't worry-the round Earth is back! -- Absolute zero -- An "ox" who bellowed -- Books will do it -- The Antipodes: discovering down under -- Cosmic voyagers: is it fiction, or could it be true? -- Finally! How science works -- The prime number sieve of Eratosthenes.
In a first installment of a three-part series, the author introduces readers of all ages to the early contributors of modern science, including Pythagoras, Thomas Aquinas, and Arab and Chinese thinkers, discussing their significant discoveries in the fields of astronomy, math, and physics.