- Age Range: 10 - 13 years
- Grade Level: 5 - 8
- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: Bethlehem Books; Revised edition (August 1, 1995)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1883937124
- ISBN-13: 978-1883937126
- Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.8 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (74 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,463 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Archimedes and the Door of Science (Living History Library) Paperback – August 1, 1995
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I think 5th and 6th grade certainly can benefit from the information inside, but the reading level is very approachable for a younger audience. My children would have even enjoyed these in 1st grade. Suitable and approachable for multiple ages and ability levels!
The book was written and published before I was born so sometimes the writing style is dry but it never struck me as dated. In general, the book reads like a fairytale. The lively black and white illustrations certainly elucidate the text. I look forward to reading it to our youngest daughter soon but doubt my kids would read it from cover to cover on their own.
*Some archeologists suspect that the hanging gardens of Babylon (well before Archimedes' time) depended on irrigation water raised by a screw credited to Archimedes.