Measuring the Earth: Eratosthenes and His Celestial Geometry

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This biography introduces Eratosthenes whose mathematical approach opened new ways to describe and understand the world. Using mathematics to study the earth, Eratosthenes broke new ground. In his monumental three-volume GEOGRAPHICA, he took a global view of the world. With its title, he coined a new wordgeography. His work in chronology, theater criticism, and as director of the Alexandrian library were among the Greeks' valuable contributions to Western learning.

Measuring the Earth: Eratosthenes and His Celestial Geometry 2009, Enslow Publishers

ISBN-13: 9780766031203

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