Pythagoras

Pythagoras

Pioneering Mathematician and Musical Theorist of Ancient Greece

Book - 2006
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Biography of the Greek philosopher Pythagoras and his lasting contributions on the fields of mathematics and philosophy.
Publisher: New York : Rosen Pub. Group, 2006.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781404205000
1404205004
Branch Call Number: B PYTHAGORAS
Characteristics: 112 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 25 cm.

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tonyalanjeffers
Jun 27, 2015

This is an easy to read book, great for all reading levels with wonderful illustrations.
The description fails to mention that he was the leader of what we would call today a cult. He was not just a mathematician he was a kind of priest and he actually taught a kind of worship of numbers. He didn't use Greek numbers or Roman or Arabic numbers ether of course; the book shows the dot numbers he used and these are fascinating and very easy to understand. They could be used to communicate with alien civilizations.
The members of his cult lived in a commune setting and were vegetarian but strangely were forbidden to eat beans which is of course considered the staple of modern vegetarian diets. My wife recently under went a terrible and crippling bout with gout. In my research to try to help I discovered that beans in addition to animal protiens are very bad for gout so this might throw some light on Pythagors' banning eating beans.
The descriptions of his early life are fascinating.
I found it enjoyable reading it would also be perfect reference material for a junior high or high school level report.

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