The Sand-reckoner

The Sand-reckoner

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Baker & Taylor
Young Archimedes is recalled home from his studies to Syracuse, where his father lies ill and the city is at war with the Romans, in a fictional portrait of the Greek mathematician and one of the world's most creative thinkers

McMillan Palgrave
The young scholar Archimedes has just had the best three years of his life at Ptolemy's Museum at Alexandria. To be able to talk and think all day, every day, sharing ideas and information with the world's greatest minds, is heaven to Archimedes. But heaven must be forsaken when he learns that his father is ailing, and his home city of Syracuse is at war with the Romans.

Reluctant but resigned, Archimedes takes himself home to find a job building catapults as a royal engineer. Though Syracuse is no Alexandria, Archimedes also finds that life at home isn't as boring or confining as he originally thought. He finds fame and loss, love and war, wealth and betrayal-none of which affects him nearly as much as the divine beauty of mathematics.


Baker
& Taylor

Young Archimedes is recalled home from his studies to Syracuse, where his father lies ill and the city is at war with the Romans, in a fictional portrait of the Greek mathematician and one of the world's most creative thinkers.

Publisher: New York : Forge, 2000
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312873400
0312873409
Branch Call Number: FICTION BRADSHAW
Characteristics: 351 p. ; 22 cm

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Magey
May 15, 2017

Marvelous fictional account of Archimedes and his significance to the world of mathematics in ancient and current times. Very well written.

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StarGladiator
Mar 14, 2014

Ms. Bradshaw does a noble job of presenting a possible history (albeit fictionalized, of course, but extrapolated from the known facts) of the life of the great mathematician, Archimedes. About this book one can only say, EUREKA!

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