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The Oracle
The Lost Secrets and Hidden Message of Ancient Delphi
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Author(s) :
William J. Broad
Pages :
320
Pub Date :
2006
Edition(s) at Erowid :
2006(hb,1st ed,fine/vg)
Publisher :
The Penguin Press
ISBN :
1594200815
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"With sure-footed authority and lyric storytelling, William Broad delivers a stunning manifesto, a clear-eyed exploration of the ways we know that challenges the metaphysics of science itself. The Oracle illuminates, fascinates, and enlightens."
--Daniel Goleman, Ph.D., author of Emotional Intelligence

"Broad combines a colorful, scientific detective story with an important and timely discussion of what science is and what it is not."
--Alan Lightman, Professor of Humanities, MIT, and author of Einstein's Dreams

"I foresee strong sales for The Oracle. William Broad takes us on an intellectual adventure that illuminates some of our deepest questions, turning a meditation on the ancient past into a penetrating look at science and spirituality in our future. A seductive read, it is a splendid example of how bridges can be erected between the sciences and the humanitites."
--John Horgan, Director of the Center for Science Writings at the Stevens Institute of Technology and author of Rational Mysticism

"I intended just to sample this book, but I found The Oracle so engrossing that I couldn't put it down. Bill Broad's seductive tale is provocatively told with verve and elegance."
--Owen Gingerich, Professor of Astronomy and History of Science, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, and author of The Book Nobody Read: Chasing the Revolutions of Nicolaus Copernicus