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Gow, Mary

The Great Philosopher: Plato and His Pursuit of Knowledge

(4) YA Great Minds of Ancient Science and Math series. These dry but useful biographies explain their subjects' contributions during their own times, then discuss the men's later influence--or limitations, as with Euclidian geometry. Carefully documented facts are distinguished from legend and augmented with contextual material, such as information about Socrates in Plato and Aristotle. Captioned photos and a few diagrams illustrate the texts; brief activity sections are appended. Reading list, timeline, websites. Glos., ind. Review covers these Great Minds of Ancient Science and Math titles: The Father of Geometry, The Great Philosopher, and The Great Thinker.

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