A Piece of the Mountain: The Story of Blaise Pascal

A Piece of the Mountain: The Story of Blaise Pascal

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by Joyce McPherson, Tad Crisp, Jennifer B. Robinson
     
 

A biography of one of the most important scientists and mathematicians of the 1600's. Not only was he a brilliant scientist, but he was converted to Christianity as an adult and became a devoted apologist for the Christian faith. Of special interest to home schooling families, this book recounts the recognition by Pascal's father of his remarkable talents and the

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A biography of one of the most important scientists and mathematicians of the 1600's. Not only was he a brilliant scientist, but he was converted to Christianity as an adult and became a devoted apologist for the Christian faith. Of special interest to home schooling families, this book recounts the recognition by Pascal's father of his remarkable talents and the provisions he made for his son's education - one of the earliest and most successful examples of home schooling!For Christians, the account of Pascal's conversion is particularly moving as well as Pascal's immediate response to share the Gospel with his father, his sister and even with the nobleman who was his financial patron.This book is written on a 5th-6th grade reading level, but younger children will enjoy having it read out loud to them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781882514175
Publisher:
Greenleaf Press
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
391,376
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.27(d)
Age Range:
10 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Joyce McPherson is the author of five biographies for young people. She has a BS from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and Virginia State University. She has written about the vibrant faith of famous men in a variety of fields. Her lively biographies illustrate the impact of the Christian worldview in Western Civilization. She is also the mother of nine children. In her spare time she enjoys reading history, working with young people, and directing Shakespeare plays.

Check out her free sites at "Homeschool Tools" at https://sites.google.com/site/homeschoolingtoolbox/ and "Shakespeare Tools" at https://sites.google.com/site/shakespearetools/

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HomeSchoolBookReview More than 1 year ago
Joyce McPherson is a homeschooling mother of five who has a B.S. from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University where she studied French and Biochemistry. Blaise Pascal (1623-1662), who was educated at home by his father, was one of the most important scientists and mathematicians of the 1600s and, for that matter, of all time. He is credited with helping in the development of the scientific method; promoting the study of fluids, pressure, and vacuum; and the creation of projective geometry and probability theory. As a firm believer in the Bible, he also became a devoted apologist for Christianity and is the source of the well known "Pascal's Wager." Even though Pascal lived in a Catholic country and was a member of the Roman Catholic Church, his constant search for truth often brought him into conflict with Catholic Church authorities. One may not necessarily agree with all the ideas that Pascal espoused, but this is a fine biography about a man whose life makes a worthwhile study.