Amazing Mathematicians

Amazing Mathematicians

Book - 2014
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The inspiring stories of 6 people who changed history.


Galileo who wanted to show that the earth went around the sun

Ren#65533; Descartes, the Frenchman who famously said 'I think, therefore I am'

Sir Isaac Newton who proved how gravity works

Carl Friedrich Gauss, 'the Prince of Mathematicians'

Charles Babbage who invented computers

Ada Lovelace who wrote the first computer program


Word count: 8,351

Headword count: 790

Each book includes a full recording of each story online.

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This book is Level 2 in the Collins ELT Readers series.

Level 2 is equivalent to CEF level A2-B1.

About the Amazing People series:

A unique opportunity for learners of English to read about the exceptional lives and incredible abilities of some of the most insightful people the world has seen.

Each book contains six short stories, told by the characters themselves, as if in their own words. The stories explain the most significant parts of each character's life, giving an insight into how they came to be such an important historic figure.

After each story, a timeline presents the most major events in their life in a clear and succinct fashion. The timeline is ideal for checking comprehension or as a basis for project work or further research.

Created in association with The Amazing People Club.

About Collins ELT Readers:

Collins ELT Readers are divided into four levels:

Level 1 - elementary (A2)

Level 2 - pre-intermediate (A2-B1)

Level 3 - intermediate (B1)

Level 4 - upper intermediate (B2)

Each level is carefully graded to ensure that the learner both enjoys and benefits from their reading experience.

Publisher: London :, Collins,, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780007545032
Branch Call Number: ALC 510.922 TRE With CD
Characteristics: audio file,MP3,rda,MP3
digital,optical,1.4 m. per second,stereo,Digital recording,rda
78 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm + 1 audio disc (4 3/4 inches)


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