The Archimedes Codex

The Archimedes Codex

How A Medieval Prayer Book Is Revealing the True Genius of Antiquity's Greatest Scientist

Book - 2007
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Describes the discovery of the lost works of Archimedes, the great Greek mathematician, as part of a palimpsest from a medieval prayer book created during the thirteenth century, and offers a look at the full range of mathematical discoveries and theories that were found.
Publisher: Philadelphia, PA : Da Capo Press, 2007
Edition: 1st Da Capo Press ed
ISBN: 9780306815805
030681580X
Branch Call Number: 532.25 N389a 2007
Characteristics: ix, 313 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Noel, William

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Apr 20, 2018

This is fascinating account of discoveries- of Archimedes lost works, the convoluted journey it had, the rise and fall of civilizations it survived and finally bought by a wealthy person who was willing to spend a lot so that the codex could be read.
I love reading about the history and the slick and complex methods used.
Very easy reading.

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