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The Oracle

The Oracle
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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 Oracles powers.--From publisher description. *Author: Broad, William J. *Subtitle: Ancient Delphi And the Science Behind Its Lost Secrets *Publication Date: 2007/01/30 *Number of Pages: 320 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 5.50 *Height: 8.50

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  • Publisher : Penguin Books
  • Number of Pages : 0320
  • Book Format : Paperback
  • eBooks : Kobo
  • Minimum Age : 18

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Brand Penguin Books
Manufacturer Penguin Books
MPN 9780143038597
Base SKU UBM9780143038597
ISBN 0143038591

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