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

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

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The rise and fall of Alexandria : birthplace of the modern world
Title
The rise and fall of Alexandria
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birthplace of the modern world
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Justin Pollard and Howard Reid
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eng
Summary
Looks at the history of the ancient city, documenting its period superiority as an archaeological and technological superpower, revealing how atomic theory, geometry, the steam engine, and other developments were initiated there
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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167022
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1968-
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Pollard, Justin
Dewey number
932
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maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Reid, Howard
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True
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  • Alexandria (Egypt)
  • Alexandria (Egypt)
  • Intellectual life
  • Egypt
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adult
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birthplace of the modern mind
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The rise and fall of Alexandria : birthplace of the modern world, Justin Pollard and Howard Reid
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Publication
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Originally published: Viking, 2006
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-315) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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ocn170956065
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvii, 329 pages
Isbn
9780143112518
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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map
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(OCoLC)170956065
Label
The rise and fall of Alexandria : birthplace of the modern world, Justin Pollard and Howard Reid
Publication
Note
Originally published: Viking, 2006
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
Control code
ocn170956065
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvii, 329 pages
Isbn
9780143112518
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)170956065

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