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Astonishing Ancient World Scientists: Eight Great Brains (Great Scientists and Famous Inventors) by Amy Graham
The Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud
A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes by Stephen Hawking
Cleopatra: Histories, Dreams and Distortions by Lucy Hughes-Hallett
Cosmos by Carl Sagan
The Discoverers by Daniel J. Boorstin
The Eye of Heaven: Ptolemy, Copernicus, Kepler by Owen Gingerich
Flussi e riflussi : indagine sull'origine di una teoria scientifica by Lucio Russo
Galileo’s Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love by Dava Sobel
Gerardus Mercator: Father of Modern Mapmaking (Signature Lives: Scientific Revolution) by Ann Heinrichs
Ghost on the Throne: The Death of Alexander the Great and the War for Crown and Empire by James Romm
The Harmony of the Spheres by Joscelyn Godwin
Heart of Atlantis (Warriors of Poseidon) by Alyssa Day
The House of Wisdom: How Arabic Science Saved Ancient Knowledge and Gave Us the Renaissance by Jim Al-Khalili
How Modern Science Came into the World: Four Civilizations, One 17th-Century Breakthrough by H. Floris Cohen
Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time by Dava Sobel
March by Geraldine Brooks
The Medici Giraffe by Marina Belozerskaya
Medieval and Early Modern Science Vol One Only : Science in the Middle Ages V - XVII by A. C. Crombiethe astronomer
On Literature by Umberto Eco
The Origins of the British by Stephen Oppenheimer
Out of the Flames: The Remarkable Story of a Fearless Scholar, a Fatal Heresy, and One of the Rarest Books in the World by Lawrence Goldstone
The Poincare Conjecture: In Search of the Shape of the Universe by Donal O'Sheaas Claudius Ptolemy
Ptolemy's Gate by Jonathan Stroud
The Sleepwalkers by Arthur Koestler
The Usborne Book of Explorers from Columbus to Armstrong by Felicity Everett

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Claudius Ptolemy (/ˈtɒləmi/; Greek: Κλαύδιος Πτολεμαῖος, Klaúdios Ptolemaîos, [kláwdios ptolɛmɛ́ːos]; Latin: Claudius Ptolemaeus; c. AD 100 – c. 170) was a Greek writer, known as a mathematician, astronomer, geographer, astrologer, and poet of a single epigram in the Greek Anthology. He lived in the city of Alexandria in the Roman province of Egypt, wrote in Koine Greek, and held Roman citizenship. Beyond that, few reliable details of his life are known.


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