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The Resource The oracle : the lost secrets and hidden message of ancient Delphi, William J. Broad

The oracle : the lost secrets and hidden message of ancient Delphi, William J. Broad

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The oracle : the lost secrets and hidden message of ancient Delphi
Title
The oracle
Title remainder
the lost secrets and hidden message of ancient Delphi
Statement of responsibility
William J. Broad
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Oracle of Delphi would enter into ecstatic union with the god Apollo and bring back his prophecies and counsel for all who came seeking answers. Though the air of magic that surrounds her might cast her as a legend, the Oracle did really exist--and her visions caused her to become the single most influential figure in all of ancient Greece. Eyewitness accounts describe temple practices in detail, claiming that the Oracle breathed in vapors rising from the temple floor. In 1892 French archaeologists unearthed the temple, but could find no evidence that the rocky ground had brought vapors of any kind. Science journalist Broad tells a modern-day detective story that blends history and science to describe 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's powers.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Broad, William J
Dewey number
292.3/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DF261.D35
LC item number
B75 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Delphian oracle
Label
The oracle : the lost secrets and hidden message of ancient Delphi, William J. Broad
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [287]-294) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Center of the universe -- Doubters -- Inquisitive man -- Sleuths -- X marks the spot -- Rapture -- Mystic clue
Control code
62326880
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9781594200816
Lccn
2005055515
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781594200816
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
The oracle : the lost secrets and hidden message of ancient Delphi, William J. Broad
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [287]-294) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Center of the universe -- Doubters -- Inquisitive man -- Sleuths -- X marks the spot -- Rapture -- Mystic clue
Control code
62326880
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9781594200816
Lccn
2005055515
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781594200816
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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