Oracle Ancient Delphi and the Science Behind Its Lost Secrets

ISBN-10: 0143038591
ISBN-13: 9780143038597
Edition: N/A
Authors: William J. Broad
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/30/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.638

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 Prizewinning journalist William J. Broad follows a crew of enterprising researchers as they sift through the evidence of history, geology, and archaeology to revealas far as science is ablethe source of her visions.

William Broad, science writer for the Times, has twice shared the Pulitzer Prize. He lives in the New York City area.

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