Gears from the Greeks

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Author  Derek De Solla Price
Publisher  American Philosophical Society
Publication Date   June 1, 1974
ISBN  0871696479
Pages  72

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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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