Journals Higher Education



This item is out of stock. It can be ordered now and is due to ship on 23 September 2019.

Notify Me When In Stock

Published: 01 June 2019

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

6-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190931490

Also Available As:


Bookseller Code (1A)

New in Paperback

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