Decoding the Heavens : A 2,000-Year-Old Computer--and the Century-Long Search to Discover Its Secrets
Jo Marchant is a former editor for Nature magazine and the current editor for New Scientist . She traveled to Athens to research the Antikythera fragments, interviewing most of the people involved in the project. She lives in London.
Nature, 10/16/08 "[A] gripping and varied account...Fascinating final chapter." Nature, 10/16/08 [A] gripping and varied account Fascinating final chapter. " "Nature," 10/16/08 "[A] gripping and varied account...Fascinating final chapter." "Publishers Weekly," 1/26/09 "Marchant goes behind the scenes...[and] gives clear explanations of the questions and topics involved, including Greek astronomy and clockwork mechanisms...This globe-trotting, era-spanning mystery should absorb armchair scientists of all kinds." "Booklist," 2/15/09 "Science readers will be entranced by Marchant's vibrant depiction of the characters in this remarkable story of ancient technology." "Huffington Post," 2/14/09 "A fascinating new book...Clear prose...An intriguing journey into science, archaeology, and history...An intelligent account of what is apparently the world's first analog computer. The book and the story are well worth your time." "Nature," 10/16/08 "[A] gripping and varied account...Fascinating final chapter."