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Of Numbers and Stars

The Story of Hypatia
Love, D. Anne (Book - 2006)
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The daughter of mathematician Theon, Hypatia grew up on the northern tip of Egypt in the great city of Alexandria in the 4th century A.D. Unlike most girls of her time, Hypatia learned to read and write, and as she grew older was tutored in mathematics, astronomy, and philosophy. In time, word spread of her brilliance and scholars from all over the world came to her seeking her advice and opinions in these subjects. Records of her fame as a teacher can be found in the writings of Socrates. One of her most famous students, Synesius, developed the astrolabe under her direction.
Authors: Love, D. Anne
Title: Of numbers and stars
the story of Hypatia
Publisher: New York : Holiday House, c2006
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,27 cm
Statement of Responsibility: by D. Anne Love ; illustrated by Pam Paparone
Additional Contributors: Paparone, Pamela
ISBN: 9780823416219
Branch Call Number: j 510.92 H998L 2006
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references
Subject Headings: Women Juvenile biography Philosophers Juvenile literature Mathematicians Juvenile literature Women philosophers Egypt Biography Juvenile literature Philosophers Egypt Biography Juvenile literature Women mathematicians Egypt Biography Juvenile literature Mathematicians Egypt Biography Juvenile literature Hypatia, -415 Juvenile literature
Topical Term: Women
Women philosophers
Women mathematicians
LCCN: 2003064725
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Presents the life of a Egyptian woman who lived in fifth century Alexandria and became a respected scholar in mathematics and philosophy.

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A fine, if mild, source of inspiration for a mathematically minded girl. The clear, bright artwork complements the straightforward, soothing text. Parents will appreciate that the details of Hypatia's tragic demise are relegated to a text-only afterward, easily skipped.


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