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Dijksterhuis: Archimedes (Cloth)

By (author) E.J. Dijksterhuis
Genres: Mathematics
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Princeton University Press, New Jersey, United States
Published: 1st Jul 1992
Weight: 799g
ISBN-10: 0691084211
ISBN-13: 9780691084213
Barcode No: 9780691084213
This classic study by the eminent Dutch historian of science E. J. Dijksterhuis (1892-1965) presents the work of the Greek mathematician and mechanical engineer to the modern reader. With meticulous scholarship, Dijksterhuis surveys the whole range of evidence on Archimedes' life and the 2000-year history of the manuscripts and editions of the text, and then undertakes a comprehensive examination of all the extant writings.Originally published in 1987.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

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