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Archimedes and the Door of Science (Living History Library) Paperback – August 1, 1995
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We used this book in our unit study on Ancient Greece. It just so happened, that during the reading, our Science lesson was on the six simple machines, a few of which Archimedes was the founder! As if all this isn't enough, my children took away with them an interesting outlook. We take the principles such as the center of gravity, buoyancy, pi, exponents, all that we know about geometry, etc. for granted. It's so much a part of our lives. This book helped us to imagine a time when these concepts were yet to be uncovered, an exciting time in the development of applied science and technology. It also helped us see Archimedes as a real man, and not just another boring scientist to learn about.
Even though my kids are homeschooled, they moan and groan about their work just like any other kids. This book was still able to capture them. It was a great selection that complemented our studies very well, and was a good investment of time and money.
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A fun read. History, science, math and engineering all put together in a very readable format. I enjoyed it very much. It's a quick read!Published 1 month ago by Jay M
my son couldn't get enough of this book! I was so excited that he was diving into history and loving it! He's not doing his research paper on the great Archimedes!Published 3 months ago by hthomas_30
Ms. Bendick was a very gifted writer, with a genuine sense of how to present difficult topics in an entertaining and illustrative way. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Anonymous
OK book but designed for a child or middle schooler. It does a good job of simplifying a number of inventions. It's not meant for an adult reader.Published 3 months ago by Michael Ratigan
Wow, I really love this author! I have bought 2 more books by her and hunted down some out of print books (Markets and the Illustrated Math Dictionary) to add to my kids'... Read morePublished 4 months ago by K Kaufman
So I love the idea here....but, some of the scientific explanations are weak at best.Published 6 months ago by Mom
We finally purchased this after the entire family read a borrowed copy a few years ago. Everyone proceeded to read it again. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Jen
Of all the books in the series, this was my child's favorite. Great as a read-aloud for a first-grader who likes science and history.Published 7 months ago by Q