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Author Marchant, Josephine.

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

Publication Info. Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, 2010.

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Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Non-Fiction - NSLY-11  681.111 MAR    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st Da Capo Press pbk. ed.
Description 328 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary 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.
Subject Calendar, Greek.
Antikythera mechanism (Ancient calculator)
Technology and civilization.
Science and civilization.
Computers -- History.
ISBN 9780306818615 paperback
0306818612 paperback

 
    
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