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The Resource The rise and fall of Alexandria : birthplace of the modern mind, Justin Pollard and Howard Reid

The rise and fall of Alexandria : birthplace of the modern mind, Justin Pollard and Howard Reid

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The rise and fall of Alexandria : birthplace of the modern mind
Title
The rise and fall of Alexandria
Title remainder
birthplace of the modern mind
Statement of responsibility
Justin Pollard and Howard Reid
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Founded by Alexander the Great and built by Greek pharaohs, the city of Alexandria at its height dwarfed both Athens and Rome. It was the marvel of its age--legendary for its vast palaces, safe harbors, and magnificent lighthouse. But it was most famous for the astonishing intellectual fluorescence it fostered and the library it produced. If the European Renaissance was the "rebirth" of Western culture, then Alexandria, Egypt, was its birthplace. It was here mankind first discovered that the earth was not flat, originated atomic theory, invented geometry, systematized grammar, translated the Old Testament into Greek, built the steam engine, and passed their discoveries on to future generations via the written word. Julius Caesar, Anthony and Cleopatra, Jewish scholars, Greek philosophers, and devout early Christians all play a part in the rise and fall of the city that stood "at the conjunction of the whole world"
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
932
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT154.A4
LC item number
P65 2006
Literary form
non fiction
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birthplace of the modern mind
Label
The rise and fall of Alexandria : birthplace of the modern mind, Justin Pollard and Howard Reid
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [309]-315) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 35
  • 4
  • Legacy of Aristotle
  • 46
  • 5
  • City of the Mind
  • 60
  • 6
  • Greek Pharaohs
  • 75
  • 1
  • 7
  • Music of the Spheres
  • 93
  • 8
  • Little O
  • 108
  • 9
  • "Eureka" Factor
  • 122
  • 10
  • Flour and Sand
  • A Greek Tragedy
  • 140
  • 11
  • Last Pharaoh
  • 156
  • 12
  • Clockwork City
  • 175
  • 13
  • Urbi et Orbi
  • 1
  • 191
  • 14
  • Dawn of the Iconoclasts
  • 209
  • 15
  • Into the Soft Machine
  • 224
  • 16
  • Ascendancy of Faith
  • 239
  • 2
  • 17
  • End of Reason
  • 256
  • 18
  • Hypatia
  • 266
  • 19
  • Shipwreck of Time
  • 280
  • Epilogue: A Distant Shore
  • Stealing a God
  • 289
  • Map of Alexandria
  • 291
  • 17
  • 3
  • Egypt Reborn
Control code
ocm65400789
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 329 pages
Isbn
9780670037971
Lccn
2006044737
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)65400789
  • (Sirsi) a879052
Label
The rise and fall of Alexandria : birthplace of the modern mind, Justin Pollard and Howard Reid
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [309]-315) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 35
  • 4
  • Legacy of Aristotle
  • 46
  • 5
  • City of the Mind
  • 60
  • 6
  • Greek Pharaohs
  • 75
  • 1
  • 7
  • Music of the Spheres
  • 93
  • 8
  • Little O
  • 108
  • 9
  • "Eureka" Factor
  • 122
  • 10
  • Flour and Sand
  • A Greek Tragedy
  • 140
  • 11
  • Last Pharaoh
  • 156
  • 12
  • Clockwork City
  • 175
  • 13
  • Urbi et Orbi
  • 1
  • 191
  • 14
  • Dawn of the Iconoclasts
  • 209
  • 15
  • Into the Soft Machine
  • 224
  • 16
  • Ascendancy of Faith
  • 239
  • 2
  • 17
  • End of Reason
  • 256
  • 18
  • Hypatia
  • 266
  • 19
  • Shipwreck of Time
  • 280
  • Epilogue: A Distant Shore
  • Stealing a God
  • 289
  • Map of Alexandria
  • 291
  • 17
  • 3
  • Egypt Reborn
Control code
ocm65400789
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 329 pages
Isbn
9780670037971
Lccn
2006044737
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)65400789
  • (Sirsi) a879052

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