String, Straightedge and Shadow - The Story of Geometry
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By Julia Diggins
6" x 9", 155 pages, 2 color illustrations, Perfect-bound softcover, ISBN 1-892857-07-3
Whole Spirit Press is pleased to bring "String, Straightedge and Shadow
The Story of Geometry" by Julia E. Diggins back to life for teachers,
parents and students to once again enjoy. This is an excellent classroom
reader for all students as they learn about geometry. It has been
out-of-print for 34 years.
$16.95 per copy up to 9. $13.50 per copy for 10 or more.
THIS TITLE IS CURRENTLY ON BACK-ORDER
Students and teachers have used photo copies rather then
being able to experience the beautiful illustrations by Corydon Bell
and have their own copy to refer to and cherish throughout the years.
Using only three simple tools-the string, the straightedge, and the
shadow-men discovered the basic principles and constructions of
elementary geometry more than two thousand years ago.
This engrossing book reveals how these discoveries were
made and shows how they were related to the early
civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt and Greece.
The fabric of the story is woven out of archeological and
historical records and of legends about the major men of
mathematics. By re constructing the events as they might
have happened, Julia Diggins enables an attentive reader
to easily follow the pattern of reasoning that leads to an
ingenious proof of the Pythagorean theorem, an appreciation
of the significance of the golden mean in art and architecture,
and the construction of the five regular solids.
See excerpts of this book.