The librarian who measured the earth by Kathryn Lasky

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Published by Joy Street Books in Boston .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Earth,
  • Earth.,
  • Greece

Subjects:

  • Eratosthenes -- Juvenile literature,
  • Eratosthenes,
  • Astronomy, Greek -- Juvenile literature,
  • Geography, Ancient -- Juvenile literature,
  • Geographers -- Greece -- Biography -- Juvenile literature,
  • Astronomers -- Greece -- Biography -- Juvenile literature,
  • Geographers,
  • Earth -- Figure -- Measurement -- Juvenile literature,
  • Earth

About the Edition

Describes the life and work of Eratosthenes, the Greek geographer and astronomer who accurately measured the circumference of the Earth.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 48).

Book details

StatementKathryn Lasky ; illustrated by Kevin Hawkes.
GenreJuvenile literature., Biography
ContributionsHawkes, Kevin, ill.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQB36.E73 L37 1994
The Physical Object
Pagination48 p. :
Number of Pages48
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1737517M
ISBN 100316515264
LC Control Number92042656
OCLC/WorldCa27336153

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Most of the text is simply a shortened version of Kathryn Lasky’s text. Some information is drawn from The Story of Science: Aristotle Leads the Way by Joy Hakim. Several steps in the geometry-based portion were reordered. Each paragraph goes with a two-page spread (starting with pp.

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