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Decoding the heavens : a 2,000-year-old-computer--and the century-long search to discover Its secrets

Author: Josephine Marchant
Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Da Capo Pr. pbk. edView all editions and formats
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The surprising story behind the 2,000-year-old Antikythera mechanism that challenges our assumptions about what ancient scientists knew, and the technological equipment they used to understand their world.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Josephine Marchant
ISBN: 0306818612 9780306818615 030681742X 9780306817427
OCLC Number: 978529142
Description: 328 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
Contents: I see dead people --
An impossible find --
Treasures of war --
Rewriting history --
A heroicreconstruction --
The moon in a box --
Mechanics workshop --
The new boys --
A stunning idea --
Old man of Syraccuse.
Responsibility: Jo Marchant.

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