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

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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
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a 2,000-year-old computer--and the century-long search to discover its secrets
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Jo Marchant
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Title
Decoding the heavens
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Summary
Decodes the mystery of the two-thousand-year-old Antikythera mechanism that was found at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea a century ago and discusses how it was used in ancient times to calculate the movements of the sun, moon, and planets of the zodiac
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Genre
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286366
Cataloging source
BKL
Dewey number
681.1110938
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QB107
LC item number
.M37 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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adult
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a 2,000-year-old computer--and the century-long search to discover its secrets
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a 2,000-year-old computer--and the century-long search to discover its secrets
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Jo Marchant
Decoding the heavens : a 2,000-year-old computer--and the century-long search to discover its secrets, Jo Marchant
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Decoding the heavens : a 2,000-year-old computer--and the century-long search to discover its secrets, Jo Marchant
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Originally published: London : William Heinemann, 2008
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-318) and index
Contents
I see dead people -- Impossible find -- Treasures of war -- Rewriting history -- Heroic reconstruction -- Moon in a box -- Mechanic's workshop -- New boys -- Stunning idea -- Old man of Syracuse
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ocn301710838
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22 cm.
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Edition
1st Da Capo Press ed.
Extent
328 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780306817427
Lccn
2008939733
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ill.

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