Prof. Alan Hirshfeld's new book Eureka Man: The Life and Legacy of Archimedes has just been published by Walker Books in New York. http://www.walkerbooks.com/books/catalog.php?key=842 The inspirational tale of antiquity's greatest scientist, mathematician, and engineer, Eureka Man has received glowing reviews. This, from New Scientist magazine: "Hirshfeld explains Archimedes's mathematical achievements, from calculating pi to developing the beginnings of calculus, and traces the survival of key copies of his work through history as poetically as if they were travellers sailing to port over a stormy sea." And from Kirkus Reviews, "Hirshfeld writes clearly and with enthusiasm, navigating even the occasional dense mathematical concept with easy-to-understand language and accompanying diagrams." Prof. Hirshfeld's previous popular-science books are Parallax: The Race to Measure the Cosmos and The Electric Life of Michael Faraday.
Author: "J.P. Hsu"
Submitted by: Olivia Farinha
Department: College Of Engineering - Phy