Back in print after 34 years, this book recreates the atmosphere of ancient times. Using only three simple tools--the string, the straightedge and the shadow--men discovered the basic principles and constructions of elementary geometry more than 2,000 years ago. This engrossing book reveals how these discoveries were made and shows how they were related to the early civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt and Greece. You will be fascinated with the graphic illustrations and written depiction of how the knowledge and wisdome of so many cultures helped shape our civilization today.
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