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Book by Pollard Justin Reid Howard
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A history of the ancient city documents its period superiority as an archaeological and technological super power, revealing how atomic theory, geometry, the steam engine, and other developments were initiated there while tracing the city's downfall and ultimate legacy to the modern world.Biografía del autor:
Justin Pollard, a freelance writer and producer specializing in historical documentaries, has written for PBS and A&E. He is currently providing script and historical consultancy for Sam MendesÂ’s upcoming feature film, Tom Fool.
Howard Reid has made award-winning documentaries for National Geographic, the BBC, and Channel 4, including The Story of English. He is the author of five books.
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Descripción Viking, U.S.A., 2006. Hardcover. Condición: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. 1st US Edition. The astonishing story of the ancient city that invented the modern world .Founded by Alexander the Great and built by Greek pharaohs, the city of Alexandria at its height dwarfed both Athens and Rome. It was the marvel of its age-legendary for its vast palaces, safe harbors, and magnificent lighthouse. But it was most famous for the astonishing intellectual fluorescence it fostered and the library it produced. If the European Renaissance was the "rebirth" of Western culture, then Alexandria, Egypt, was its birthplace. It was here mankind first discovered that the earth was not flat, originated atomic theory, invented geometry, systematized grammar, translated the Old Testament into Greek, built the steam engine, and passed their discoveries on to future generations via the written word. Julius Caesar, Anthony and Cleopatra, Jewish scholars, Greek philosophers, and devout early Christians all play a part in the rise and fall of the city that stood "at the conjunction of the whole world." Compulsively readable and sparkling with fresh insights into science, philosophy, culture, and invention, this is an irresistible, eye-opening delight. 329p. bibliography. index. Nº de ref. del artículo: 31207
Descripción Viking Adult, 2006. Hardcover. Condición: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. del artículo: P110670037974
Descripción Viking Adult. Hardcover. Condición: New. 0670037974 New Condition. Nº de ref. del artículo: NEW7.0244771
Descripción Viking Adult, 2006. Hardcover. Condición: New. Nº de ref. del artículo: DADAX0670037974
Descripción Viking Adult, 2006. Condición: New. book. Nº de ref. del artículo: M0670037974