The Archimedes Codex: How a Medieval Prayer Book Is Revealing the True Genius of Antiquity's Greatest Scientist

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Archimedes only remaining manuscript is a palimpsest in which the books parchment has been reused, in this case as a prayer book. Netz and Noel tell the enthralling story of the survival of that prayer book from 1229 to the present, and investigate why that text is so important.

The Archimedes Codex: How a Medieval Prayer Book Is Revealing the True Genius of Antiquity's Greatest Scientist 2009, Da Capo Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780306817373

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The Archimedes Codex: How a Medieval Prayer Book Is Revealing the True Genius of Antiquity's Greatest Scientist 2007, Da Capo Press, Philadelphia, PA

ISBN-13: 9780306815805

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