About this book
Subtitled, "Solving The Mystery Of The World's First Computer". In 1900, a group of sponge divers were blown off course and discovered an Ancient Greek shipwreck. Among the haul of artefacts was what appeared to be a formless lump of rock, but it was something much more impressive.
Tells the story of the 100-year quest to understand an ancient computer, the scientific artefact we have from antiquity. This title reveals a diverse cast of characters - ranging from Archimedes to Jacques Cousteau - and explores the roots of modern technology in Ancient Greece, the Islamic world and medieval Europe.