The Oracle: Ancient Delphi and the Science Behind Its Lost Secrets (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Oracle 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.
- Published: 01 February 2007
- Format: Paperback 320 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780143038597 ISBN 10: 0143038591
- Sales rank: 386,444
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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.