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The Librarian Who Measured the Earth by Kathryn Lasky
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Apr 09, 12

bookshelves: world-europe, non-fiction, history-creation-to-fall-of-rome
Read in March, 2012 — I own a copy

Intriguing illustrations and story telling illuminate the curiosity and achievements of Hellenistic Alexandria in general and Eratosthenes in specific.

My student resonated with Eratosthenes constant questioning. The narrative form helped him identify with ancient people as explorers of science and technology. In addition, the explanation of the amazing library at Alexandria helped him to see how the insights of one generation are built upon those that go before - WHEN the information from previous scholars can be passed down.

An excellent addition to our home school library that we have already returned to many times. A good title for boys, particularly technically inclined boys. Highly Recommended.

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Matt sounds like fun!

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