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Gears from the Greeks: The Antikythera Mechanism--A Calendar Computer from CA. 80 B.C.

Gears from the Greeks: The Antikythera Mechanism--A Calendar Computer from CA. 80 B.C.

Paperback Transactions of the American Philosophical Society

By (author) Derek De Solla Price

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  • Publisher: American Philosophical Society
  • Format: Paperback | 72 pages
  • Dimensions: 210mm x 279mm x 4mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 30 November 1974
  • Publication City/Country: Philadelphia, PA
  • ISBN 10: 0871696479
  • ISBN 13: 9780871696472
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 690,417

Product description

The first great discovery in underwater archaeology yielded not only a fine collection of art treasures but also the most enigmatic, most complicated piece of scientific machinery known from antiquity. This artifact is now identified as an astronomical or calendrical calculating device involving a very sophisticated arrangement of more than thirty gear-wheels.

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