By Alexander Jones
In addition to chronicling the not going discovery of the Antikythera Mechanism, writer Alexander Jones takes readers via a dialogue of ways the equipment labored, how and for what goal it used to be created, and why it was once 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 really extraordinary. The mechanical information that it embodied used to be extra complex than whatever the Greeks have been formerly proposal able to, however the latest learn has published that its screens have been designed in order that an informed layman might comprehend the habit of astronomical phenomena, and the way intertwined they have been with one's common and social atmosphere. It used to be without delay a masterpiece of equipment in addition to one of many first transportable educating units. Written via a world-renowned professional at the Mechanism, A moveable Cosmos will fascinate all readers drawn to old heritage, 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