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The Oracle: Ancient Delphi and the Science Behind Its Lost Secrets

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A gripping modern-day detective story about the scientific quest to understand the Oracle of Delphi

Like Walking the Bible, this fascinating book turns a modern eye on an enduring legend. The Oracle of Delphi was one of the most influential figures in ancient Greece. Human mistress of the god Apollo, she had the power to enter into ecstatic communion with him and deliver his prophesies to men. Thousands of years later, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist William J. Broad follows a crew of enterprising researchers as they sift through the evidence of history, geology, and archaeology to reveal—as far as science is able—the source of her visions.

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A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author describes how a team of scientists, working from subtle clues scattered throughout the ancient literature, as well as from the latest findings in geology, uncovered scientific evidence to explain the Oracle of Delphi's powers.

About the Author

William J . Broad is a senior writer at the New York Times who, with his colleagues there, has twice won the Pulitzer Prize. His books include the bestselling Germs: Biological Weapons and Americ‛s Secret War.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143038597
Author:
Broad, William J.
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
Paleontology
Subject:
Religion & Science
Subject:
Antiquities & Archaeology
Subject:
Ancient - Greece
Subject:
Archaeology-General
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20070231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b/w photos and illustrations throughout
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.44x5.54x.78 in. .67 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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