Thales Contribution to Geography
 Thales: (624 BC – 545 BC)
Thales was the first Greek thinker, philosopher, and traveller who was a practical businessman. He developed several basic theorems of Geometry. He was also the first to initiate measurement of the Earth and tried to locate things on the face of the Earth; thus establishing the mathematical tradition. He visualized the Earth as a disc floating in water. He is remembered for his cosmology based on water as the essence of all matter and for his prediction of an eclipse of the Sun, generally agreed to be that of May 28, 585 BC.
Key Points on Thales:
[i] Originated several theorems of geometry.
[ii] Earth is disc/flat shape.
[iii] Cosmology based on water as the essence of all matter.
[iv] Founder of Mathematical Geography
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