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ReMaking History, Volume 1, 1st Edition by William Gurstelle

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Chapter 3 Ctesibius and the Siphon 250 BCE

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Starting around the 6th century BCE, Greek thinkers made the first great strides toward understanding the physical world. First came the astronomers, led by Thales of Miletus, who were followed by the mathematicians, such as Pythagoras and Euclid. Once the basic methods of scientific thinking were in place, the tap of knowledge was turned wide open, producing a stream of great thinkers in quick succession, including the famous scientists Archimedes, Aristotle, and a scientist who you may not know (yet), Ctesibius of Alexandria.

The Jokester of Alexandria

Although Ctesibius may not be as well-known ...

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