The Great Archimedes

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A rich, celebrated, and illustrated look at one of antiquity's greatest minds
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"Italian scholar Geymonat provides an interesting, brief account of the life and importance of Archimedes in this translated work. . . . Geymonat includes some unexpected gems. . . . Fun read overall! Recommended. Academic, general, and professional audiences. All levels."
--Choice, August 2011

"... a delightful and richly illustrated biography of the great mathematician Archimedes.... This publication makes Geymonat's interesting work available to the international public, acknowledging his praiseworthy objective of offering an excellent example of high-level scientific popularization."
--Bryn Mawr Classical Review (2012.01.14)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781602583115
  • Publisher: Baylor University Press
  • Publication date: 1/15/2011
  • Pages: 125
  • Sales rank: 1,460,604
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Mario Geymonat, a leading, world-class scholar of antiquity, has taught at the University Ca'Foscari of Venice, and at the Universities of Milan, Calabria, and Siena. He is the author of major critical works, including volumes on Virgil, Euclid, and Archimedes. In its original publication in Italian The Great Archimedes was awarded the coveted Corrado Alvaro award for Italian literary excellence. Geymonat lives in Italy.

R. Alden Smith is Professor of Classics and Associate Dean of the Honors College at Baylor University.

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