Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Librarian Who Measured the Earth

Winner............  # 3- Anonymous.  (Oh, how I love anonymous. ;)  I will contact you by email.

Today, I am giving away The Librarian Who Measured the Earth.

The Librarian Who Measured the Earth is one of my favorite books. When I told my middle son that I was going to be giving it away, he was heartbroken, until he realized we have three of them.

This is a book about Eratosthenes. Eratosthenes was a librarian who wanted to find out how big the earth was. The book tells about old libraries, and old math. It Talks about history, math, and geography, all at the same time. The illustrations are colorful, and cover the pages.
All knowledge builds on existing knowledge. But it takes the curiosity and inspiration of a man like Eratosthenes to figure out how to use that knowledge to answer old questions and create new ones that will alter civilization and our view of the world for years to come.- from the Afterword
This book will introduce your children to the great mathematician, Eratosthenes.  Perhaps, it will encourage their curiosity about mathematics.

To enter the giveaway, please leave a comment, along with your email address.  The giveaway will end on February 23rd, when the winner will be announced.

Don't forget to enter the other giveaways in honor of World Maths Day!


  1. I have never seen a discription of a book like this - what a concept for kids. I'd love to win this! Thank you!

    ruu.elisa @ gmail -dot- com

  2. Count me in...I LOVE This book! I use it at schoool for my students but would love to have a copy for my kids at home.


  3. I would love to have this book.

  4. Please add my entry to your contest! This book looks absolutely fascinating!

  5. Hi! I'm in graduate school working on my degree in library science. I'm looking forward to being a library lady and sharing books like this one! Thanks for the chance to win it :)


  6. This is one that is new to me, but it sounds great!

  7. What an awesome book! I would love to add this one to my collection. Thanks for this giveaway.


  8. I've never heard of this book before but sounds like my nephews would like it.