Archimedes – What a guy!

The more I learn about Archimedes, the more I think what an incredible person he must have been. I’m working on new titles to add to my Mega Minds series, about amazing thinkers and inventors of Science, Technology and Maths STEM. It’s very hard to judge across the centuries who is the most amazing Mega-mind. Newton said, “If I have seen further than others, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants,” by which he meant that his predecessors had already worked out the principles upon which he could build new ideas. In time, Einstein would stand on Newton’s shoulders and so on. Archimedes had few shoulders to stand on, so he truly was an original thinker and his ideas and, more than that,  inventions were amazingly wide-ranging. I’m planning to add to my Mega-Minds series with other great STEM innovators. I remember spending a day in the science lab at a girl’s school. The walls were covered with posters of great scientists – all of them men. I was surprised. How were the girls’ to be inspired and feel that science was for them too, if there was not even a Marie Curie poster on the wall? I have a host of Mega-minds I’d like to write about and a good number of them are women, you’ll be pleased to hear but, for me, Archimedes has to be THE MAN!

Archimedes - The Man Who Invented The Death Ray - with free poster!

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Find out about the amazing inventions of Archimedes, whose mind was probably the most inventive in all history. His story is told by Marcus Claudius Marcellus, Archimedes greatest fan, who was also the cause of the great man's death.

Archimedes: The Man Who Invented The Death Ray

Archimedes had probably the most inventive mind in all history. His war machines beat the mighty Roman Navy. Marcus Claudius Marcellus was the Roman General who finally beat Archimedes. But Marcellus was a fan as well as a foe. The genius of Archimedes becomes clear as Marcellus tells his son why he admired the great man so much.

Learn all about levers and pulleys and how Archimedes established the value of Pi - Geometry will be simple once you read that! Archimedes was simply the greatest inventor of all time!

Archimedes inventions are explained in a clear and fun way by award-winning author and illustrator, Shoo Rayner, who has written over 200 books for children and illustrated 80 more for other great authors, such as Michael Morpurgo, Michael Rosen and Rose Impey.

"Shoo Rayner has a way of breaking things down and making them easy to understand and entertaining too..."

This great book from the Mega Minds series comes with a free poster. As it comes direct, Shoo will personally sign it to the person of your choice on the title page. Let him know the luck person's name when you add the book to your shopping bag.

☆☆☆☆☆ Great little paperback book! We are learning about Archimedes through our homeschool tutorial. This book is a fun read for my 4th grade daughter, and I learned a lot as well! - Amazon

☆☆☆☆☆ Great book for young readers, great pictures and packed with info. My son's favorite book on Archimedes. He love the fun pictures and all the information packed in this book. Perfect for his report. - Amazon

☆☆☆☆☆ Perfect - Amazon


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