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Published: 08 August 2019

312 Pages | 41 black-and-white illus. & 41 black-and-white line drawings


ISBN: 9780190931490

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A Portable Cosmos

Revealing the Antikythera Mechanism, Scientific Wonder of the Ancient World

Alexander Jones

  • A new account of the discovery and early study of the Mechanism, based on archival sources
  • A well-researched discussion of the most important open questions, including where and when was it made, what was its purpose, and how accurate was it
  • Explores the Mechanism's connections to ancient Greek and Babylonian astronomy, astrology, and physical thought and to ancient society