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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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Da Capo Press,
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2009.
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English
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Tells the full story of the century-long quest to understand the ancient computer found in a Greek shipwreck dating from around 70 BC. in 1900. It is a remarkably sophisticated mechanism consisting of dials, pointers, and at least thirty interlocking gear wheels.
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ils:.b43555135BookBooksEnglishDa Capo Press, 2009.328 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm.
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Originally published: London : W. Heinemann, 2008
title_displayDecoding the heavens : a 2,000-year-old computer--and the century-long search to discover its secrets
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Originally published: London : W. Heinemann, 2008