The Archimedes Codex
How a Medieval Prayer Book is Revealing the True Genius of Antiquity's Greatest Scientist
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Archimedes Codex by Reviel Netz
Book DescriptionPart archaeological detective story, part science, and part history, The Archimedes Codex tells the astonishing story of a lost manuscript, from its tenth-century creation in ancient Constantinople to the auction block at Christies in New York, and how a team of scholars used the latest imaging technology to reveal and decipher the original text. What they found was the earliest surviving manuscript by Archimedes (287 BC-212 BC), the greatest mathematician of antiquity-a manuscript that established, for the first time, the extent of his mathematical genius, which was two thousand years ahead of modern science.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780306817373
(229mm x 153mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 19-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Reviel Netz
Reviel Netz is Professor of Classics and Philosophy at Stanford University.William Noel is Curator of Manuscripts at the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, and Director of the Archimedes Palimpsest Project.
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