The Library of Alexandria

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 17 nov. 2003 - 80 páginas
The Library of Alexandria was the largest library of its time and a major center for learning and scholarly research, particularly in the fields of astronomy, geography, mathematics, and medicine. Caesar and Cleopatra, Erastosthenes and Euclid, Archimedes and Alexander the Great are just a few of the famous people connected to its story. Today, historians still argue about how the library was destroyed, and no one knows exactly what it looked like, yet there is no question that the library continues to fascinate and intrigue us. This extensively researched look at what we do know about the Library of Alexandria features Kelly Trumble’s short, accessible chapters, and richly detailed full-color paintings by Robina MacIntyre Marshall. Together, they tell the story of one of the wonders of the ancient world, and show how its influence as continued long after its destruction. Glossary, suggested reading, selected bibliography, index.
 

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Large format 64 page book for young adults. Profusely illustrated, many illustrations occupy a whole page. A number of chapters covering the founding of the city, the construction of the library ... Leer reseña completa

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The only book I could find on the largest and most famous ancient library. We enjoyed learning about it's construction, collection, famous scholars and it's destruction by fire. Leer reseña completa

Índice

2 Collecting Books
7
3 Pergamum
11
4 Astronomy
17
5 Geography
23
6 Mathematics
29
7 Medicine
35
8 Decline and Destruction
41
9 The Fate of the Library of Alexandria
47
Ptolemy Family Tree Partial
57
Sites in Ancient Alexandria
58
Names and Terms
63
Selected Bibliography
68
Suggested Reading
69
Index
70
Back Flap
73
Back Cover
74

The Empire of Alexander the Great
52
The Roman Empire at Its Largest
54

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Kelly Trumble is the author of Cat Mummies and The Library of Alexandria. She lives in Kirkland, Washington, where she has studied library technology, volunteers at an animal shelter, and is finally learning to play the piano.

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