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Title:
Infinite secrets the genius of Archimedes
Author:
Tucker, Liz, director, production personnel.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Boston : WGBH, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
In 1991 an extraordinary item was put up for auction. To the untrained eye, it was nothing more than a small Byzantine prayer book, yet it sold for over $2 million.
General Note:
Letterboxed.

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Language:
English
Reading Level:
Not rated.
Title Subject:
Added Author:
Added Uniform Title:
Nova (Television program)
ISBN:
9781593751067
UPC:
783421370395
Format :
DVD

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Central Library QA29.A7 I65 2003VC Adult DVD Central Library
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At Christie's in 1988, an extraordinary item was put up for sale. To the untrained eye, it was nothing more than a small and unassuming Byzantine prayer book, yet it sold for over $2 million. Its real value lay not in the prayers but in a much earlier, spidery script that lay hidden almost invisibly beneath them. This turned out to be the oldest and most authentic copy of a compendium of works by the ancient Greek scholar Archimedes. Lost for over a thousand years, scientists are now using cutting-edge imaging techniques to unlock the secrets to this time capsule, and gain unique insight into one of the greatest minds the world has ever known. AV market only.


Summary

Christie's, New York, 1998: an extraordinary item was put up for sale. To the untrained eye, it was nothing more than a small Byzantine prayer book, yet it sold for over $2 million. The true prize, the long-lost writings of Archimedes.


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