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Lang Matl
Author Marchant, Josephine.

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

Imprint Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, 2010.


Location Call No. Status
 CCQ - Lusail Male Library  QB107    Available
Edition 1st Da Capo Press pbk. ed.
Description 328 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., map ; 21 cm.
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 (pbk.)
0306818612 (pbk.)