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Description - The Archimedes Codex by Reviel Netz

Part 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 Details

ISBN: 9780306817373
ISBN-10: 0306817373
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 153mm x mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publish Date: 19-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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