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# Eureka Man: The Life and Legacy of Archimedes

Many of us know little more about Archimedes (287-212 B.C.) than his famous exclamation of "Eureka!" upon discovering that the spillage of water produced by an immersed object reveals the object's volume. That seemingly simple insight helped establish the key principles of buoyancy that govern the flotation of everything from boats to balloons.

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Archimedes also had a profoun...more

Paperback, 256 pages

Published
September 28th 2010
by Walker & Company
(first published 2009)

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Reaching back over 2200 years to the Sicily Archimedes knew, he creates the environment in which the mathematician lived and worked. During a brief period of peace and prosperity for his city of Syracuse, Archimedes created the basis for geometry, mathematically defied pii, and the mechanism of levers (and more!). He was heralded as a genius by his...more

Oct 30, 2009
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A great read to one of the world's (not just the ancient world's) analytical thinkers. This book has a lot of good information about how math concepts were discovered over time by Archmedes. Some of the concepts are even illustrated in the text. I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to read a great educational, interesting and historical read.

Jan 26, 2010
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Wow, Archimedes was really, really smart.

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