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Archimedes (1920)
     

Archimedes (1920)

by Thomas Little Heath
 

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If the ordinary person were asked to say off-hand what he knew of Archimedes, he would probably, at the most, be able to quote one or other of the well-known stories about him: how, after discovering the solution of some problem in the bath, he was so overjoyed that he ran naked to his house, shouting "I've got it, I've got it"); or how he said " Give me a place to

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If the ordinary person were asked to say off-hand what he knew of Archimedes, he would probably, at the most, be able to quote one or other of the well-known stories about him: how, after discovering the solution of some problem in the bath, he was so overjoyed that he ran naked to his house, shouting "I've got it, I've got it"); or how he said " Give me a place to stand on and I will move the earth"; or again how he was killed, at the capture of Syracuse in the Second Punic War, by a Roman soldier who resented being told to get away from a diagram drawn on the ground which he was studying.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940016024592
Publisher:
New York, The Sterling Press
Publication date:
01/23/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
130 KB

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