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Decoding the Heavens

Solving the Mystery of the World's First Computer

Decoding the Heavens( )
Author: Marchant, Jo
ISBN:978-0-434-01835-2
Publication Date:Jan 2009
Publisher:Penguin Random House
Imprint:William Heinemann
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $34.95
Book Description:

In 1900, a group of sponge divers blown off course in the Mediterranean discovered an Ancient Greek shipwreck dating from around 70 BC. Lying unnoticed for months amongst their hard-won haul was what appeared to be a formless lump of corroded rock, which turned out to be the most stunning scientific artefact we have from antiquity. For more than a century this 'Antikythera mechanism' puzzled academics, but now, more than 2000 years after the device was lost at sea, scientists have...
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Book Details
Pages:336
Detailed Subjects: History / Europe / Greece
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):13.5 x 20.5 x 3.1 cm
Book Weight:0.461 Kilograms



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