Readers travel back in time to ancient Babylon, Egypt, Greece, India, and the Arab world. They will explore the lives and ideas of people like Pythagoras, Archimedes, Brahmagupta, Al Khwarizmi, Fibonacci, Ptolemy, St. Augustine, and St. Thomas Aquinas. The ancients, especially Aristotle and some of his Greek peers, asked the questions that would eventually lead to modern science. They often got the wrong answers, but that question-asking was essential. Read this book and you'll understand why. Series Information In the three-book "The Story of Science" series, master storyteller Joy Hakim narrates the evolution of scientific thought from ancient times to the present. With lively, character-driven narrative, Hakim spotlights the achievements of some of the world's greatest scientists and encourages a similiar spirit of inquiry in readers. The books include hundreds of color photographs, charts, maps, and diagrams; informative sidebars; suggestions for further reading; and excerpts from the writings of great scientists.