Science in Ancient Greece

Science in Ancient Greece

by Kathlyn Gay
     
 

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The Greeks made many contributions to medicine and mathematics. Ptolemy, a respected Greek astronomer, was the first person to suggest a model for the positions of the sun, Earth, and the other planets. Modern science also benefits from the methodical research techniques developed by the Greeks.

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The Greeks made many contributions to medicine and mathematics. Ptolemy, a respected Greek astronomer, was the first person to suggest a model for the positions of the sun, Earth, and the other planets. Modern science also benefits from the methodical research techniques developed by the Greeks.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-These volumes, remakes of titles from the "First Books" series (Watts), expand greatly on their earlier counterparts. Ancient Greece covers the ideas and achievements of astronomers, mathematicians, geographers, and medical scientists. In Mesopotamia, readers learn that the Babylonians created a symbol for zero and that the Mesopotamians were the first to use a number system to weigh and measure. A final chapter in each of these clearly written books does a good job summarizing the influences of these ancient contributions on modern science. Black-and-white and full-color photographs and reproductions, a few of which are duplicated from the earlier editions, are well captioned. Maps on the versos of the title pages are less detailed but more inviting than in the originals. Italicized words in the text are defined in an appended glossary. The lists of resources offer Internet sites as well as books for further study. These titles are useful for reports, and there's also much to interest science students.-Anne Chapman Callaghan, Racine Public Library, WI

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780531159293
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
03/01/1999
Series:
Science of the past Series
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
9 - 11 Years

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