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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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Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, 2009.
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Book
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328 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Status:
Buena Vista Adult Non-Fiction
900 Mar
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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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English
ISBN:
9780306817427

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Originally published: London : W. Heinemann, 2008.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-318) and index.
Description
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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APA Citation (style guide)

Marchant, J. (2009). Decoding the heavens: a 2,000-year-old computer--and the century-long search to discover its secrets. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Marchant, Jo, 1973-. 2009. Decoding the Heavens: A 2,000-year-old Computer--and the Century-long Search to Discover Its Secrets. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Marchant, Jo, 1973-, Decoding the Heavens: A 2,000-year-old Computer--and the Century-long Search to Discover Its Secrets. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press, 2009.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Marchant, Jo. Decoding the Heavens: A 2,000-year-old Computer--and the Century-long Search to Discover Its Secrets. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press, 2009. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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