De Solla Price Derek - Gears from the greeks


Author : De Solla Price Derek
Title : Gears from the greeks The antikythera mechanism - A calendar computer from ca. 80 B.C.
Year : 1974

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In a work like this which has been taken up at various intervals and with many collaborators over some twenty years it is almost impossible to acknowledge adequately the help I have received. The record of institutions and fellowships, colleagues and friends, would be virtually coextensive with my biography as a professional historian of science and technology. By its nature the detective story of work on the fragments has been a succession of puzzles and of side-investigations leading into many different areas of competence where I have always found specialists in other fields most generous with their help and patient with a novice. ...

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