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The Archimedes Codex : how a medieval prayer book is revealing the true genius of antiquity's greatest scientist

Author: Reviel Netz; William Noel
Publisher: [New York] : Da Capo Press, [2009], ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes the discovery of the lost works of Archimedes, the great Greek mathematician, as part of a palimpsest from a medieval prayer book created during the thirteenth century, and offers a look at the full range of mathematical discoveries and theories that were found.
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Genre/Form: Manuscripts
Named Person: Archimedes; Archimedes.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Reviel Netz; William Noel
ISBN: 9780306817373 0306817373
OCLC Number: 301577377
Notes: Originally published: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2007.
Description: ix, 313 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface --
Archimedes in America --
Archimedes in Syracuse --
The great race, part I: before the palimpsest --
Visual science --
The great race, part II: the history of the palimpsest --
Archimedes' Method, 1999, or the making of science --
The critical path --
Archimedes' Method, 2001, or infinity unveiled --
The digital palimpsest --
The Stomachion, 2003, or Archimedes at play --
New light on an old subject --
Epilogue: "The vast book of the universe."
Responsibility: Reviel Netz, William Noel.

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Describes the discovery of the lost works of Archimedes, the great Greek mathematician, as part of a palimpsest from a medieval prayer book created during the thirteenth century, and offers a look at the full range of mathematical discoveries and theories that were found.

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