Decoding the Heavens: Solving the Mystery of the World's First Computer by Jo Marchant
(Windmill, 2009)

Decoding the Heavens: Solving the Mystery of the World's First Computer

by Jo Marchant

In Decoding the Heavens, Jo Marchant tells for the first time the story of the 100-year quest to understand this ancient computer. Along the way she unearths a diverse cast of remarkable characters - ranging from Archimedes to Jacques Cousteau - and explores the deep roots of modern technology not only in Ancient Greece, the Islamic world and medieval Europe.