The Story of Science: Aristotle Leads the Way

by Joy Hakim Author

(From Amazon): Readers will travel back in time to ancient Babylonia, Egypt, and Greece. They will meet the world's first astronomers, mathematicians, and physicists and explore the lives and ideas of such famous people as Pythagoras, Archimedes, Brahmagupta, al-Khwarizmi, Fibonacci, Ptolemy, St. Augustine, and St. Thomas Aquinas. Hakim will introduce them to Aristotle�one of the greatest philosophers of all time�whose scientific ideas dominated much of the world for eighteen centuries.In the three-book The Story of Science series, master storyteller Joy Hakim narrates the evolution of scientific thought from ancient times to the present. With lively, character-driven narrative, Hakim spotlights the achievements of some of the world's greatest scientists and encourages a similiar spirit of inquiry in readers. The books include hundreds of color photographs, charts, maps, and diagrams; informative sidebars; suggestions for further reading; and excerpts from the writings of great scientists.


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Resource Type
Print Status
In Print
Topic: Evolution of Scientific Thought - Chapters
Suggested Grades
3rd - 12th
Smithsonian Books

Topic: Evolution of Scientific Thought - Chapters

  • 1 Birthing a Universe
  • 2 Telling it Like They Thought It Was: Creation Myths
  • 3 Making Days: Calendar Makers
  • 4 Ionia
  • 5 Numerals, Geometry and Maths Origin
  • 6 Elements: Earth Air Fire Water
  • 7 Being at Sea: Polestars
  • 8 Worshiping Numbers: Pi
  • 9 Pythagoras
  • 10 Atoms
  • 11 Aristotle
  • 12 Why Mars is Loopy
  • 13 Aristarchus, Distance of Moon
  • 14 Alexander's City
  • 15 What's a Hero
  • 16 Euclid in His Elements
  • 17 Archimedes Claw
  • 18 Measuring the Earth
  • 19 Rome Rules
  • 20 Longitude and Latitude and Two Greek Mapmakers
  • 21 The Greatest
  • 22 A Saint Who Was no Scientist
  • 23 The Earth is Pancake Flat
  • 24 The Round Earth is Back
  • 25 Absolute Zero
  • 26 Roger Bacon Predicts
  • 27 Books Will Do It
  • 28 The Antipodes
  • 29 Cosmic Voyagers
  • 30 How Science Works

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