The Librarian Who Measured the Earth

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The Librarian Who Measured the Earth
Author: Lasky, Kathryn
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Time Period: Classical Age
Time Frame: 276-194 BCE
Geographic Area: Europe
Country: Ancient Greece
Topics: Mathematics, Eratosthenes
Genre: Non Fiction, Biography
Reading Age: Lower Elementary
Format: Picture Book
Published: 1994

World History > Classical Age > Ancient Greece

A perfect introduction to mathematical concepts for young readers, written by a Newbery honor-winning author!

This colorfully illustrated biography of the Greek philosopher and scientist Eratosthenes, who compiled the first geography book and accurately measured the globe's circumference, is just right for budding mathematicians, scientists, historians, and librarians! Filled with fascinating details about Eratosthenes's world (and in print since 1994), kids are sure to flip through the pages time and again.

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