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!

Euclid - The Man Who Invented Geometry - with free poster!

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This book brings geometry to life with Euclid explaining the principles of Geometry to his friends. Full of fun, explanation and even jokes, this is the perfect introduction to a sometimes tricky subject.

Euclid: The Man Who Invented Geometry

Euclid lived 2300 years ago in Alexandria, in northern Egypt. His was a brilliant mind. He devised a method of learning Geometry starting from the simplest idea – an Axiom - something we can all agree is self-evident. Euclid built argument upon argument, creating a brillaintly simple system for learning Geometry which he wrote down in his book - Euclid's Elements - which was still in everyday use in schools well into the 20th century.

Shoo Rayner brings another Mega-mind to life with wit, clarity and sensitivity. For any age that wants to get to grips with geometry.

An introduction to geometry, 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.

☆☆☆☆☆ Fabulous book! Fabulous at making maths fun, we need more books like this. - Amazon

☆☆☆☆☆ Excellent book for grade 2 kid. My kid loves this book. - Amazon

☆☆☆☆☆ Five Stars. Can’t be beat to introduce kids to Euclid and Euclidian geometry. - Amazon

☆☆☆☆☆ Great Book. My son lives reading the book and watching the videos. - Amazon

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