By Alexander Jones
In addition to chronicling the not likely discovery of the Antikythera Mechanism, writer Alexander Jones takes readers via a dialogue of the way the machine labored, how and for what function it used to be 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 clinical expertise, and their position in Greek society, is really striking. The mechanical knowledge that it embodied was once extra complex than something the Greeks have been formerly idea in a position to, however the most up-to-date examine has published that its monitors have been designed in order that an informed layman may perhaps comprehend the habit of astronomical phenomena, and the way intertwined they have been with one's ordinary and social surroundings. It used to be straight away a masterpiece of equipment in addition to one of many first moveable instructing units. Written by means of a world-renowned professional at the Mechanism, A moveable Cosmos will fascinate all readers attracted to old heritage, archaeology, and the background of science.
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A Portable Cosmos: Revealing the Antikythera Mechanism, Scientific Wonder of the Ancient World by Alexander Jones