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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, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st Da Capo Press edView all editions and formats
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The extraordinary story of the discovery of lost works by Archimedes beneath the pages of a medieval prayer book, and the amazing secrets they reveal.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Manuscripts
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Netz, Reviel.
Archimedes Codex.
[New York] : Da Capo Press, 2007
(OCoLC)301577377
Named Person: Archimedes; Archimedes.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Reviel Netz; William Noel
ISBN: 9780786745388 078674538X
OCLC Number: 319546627
Notes: Originally published: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2007.
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 313 pages) : illustrations (some color), map
Contents: Table of Figures; Title Page; Dedication; Preface; 1 --
Archimedes in America; Archimedes for Sale; Help for Archimedes; 2 --
Archimedes in Syracuse; Who Was Archimedes?; Science before Science; Squaring Circles; Imaginary Dialogues; Squaring the Parabola; Beyond Potential Infinity; Proofs and Physics; Puzzles and Numbers; Death and Afterlife; 3 --
The Great Race, Part 1 Before the Palimpsest; A Letter Is Written; In the Library; A Change of Medium; The Gathering Storm; Into the Ark; The Byzantine Renaissance; The ABC of Archimedes; Codex C; 4 --
Visual Science; Before Equations.
Responsibility: Reviel Netz, William Noel.

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The extraordinary story of the discovery of lost works by Archimedes beneath the pages of a medieval prayer book, and the amazing secrets they reveal.

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