By Alexander Jones
In addition to chronicling the not going discovery of the Antikythera Mechanism, writer Alexander Jones takes readers via a dialogue of the way the gadget labored, how and for what function it was once created, and why it used to be on a boat that wrecked off the Greek coast round 60 BC. What the Mechanism has exposed approximately Greco-Roman astronomy and medical expertise, and their position in Greek society, is actually remarkable. The mechanical information that it embodied was once extra complex than something the Greeks have been formerly concept able to, however the newest study has published that its monitors have been designed in order that an informed layman may well comprehend the habit of astronomical phenomena, and the way intertwined they have been with one's normal and social atmosphere. It was once without delay a masterpiece of equipment in addition to one of many first moveable educating units. Written by means of a world-renowned specialist at the Mechanism, A transportable Cosmos will fascinate all readers attracted to historic historical past, archaeology, and the heritage of science.
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A Portable Cosmos: Revealing the Antikythera Mechanism, Scientific Wonder of the Ancient World by Alexander Jones