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Decoding the Heavens

A 2,000-Year-Old Computer--and the Century-long Search to Discover Its Secrets

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Decoding the Heavens by Jo Marchant
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In Decoding the Heavens, Jo Marchant tells for the first time the full story of the hundred-year quest to decipher the ancient Greek computer known as the Antikythera Mechanism. Along the way she unearths a diverse cast of remarkable characters and explores the deep roots of modern technology in ancient Greece and the medieval European and Islamic worlds. At its heart, this is an epic adventure and mystery, a book that challenges our assumptions about technology through the ages.

Author Biography

Jo Marchant is a science journalist who has worked as a staff reporter and editor for Nature and New Scientist, where she is currently a consultant. She lives in London.
Release date Australia
February 9th, 2010
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Da Capo Press Inc
Pages
344
Dimensions
142x214x20
ISBN-13
9780306818615
Product ID
3749930

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