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Paperback The Swerve: How the World Became Modern Book

ISBN: 0393343405

ISBN13: 9780393343403

The Swerve: How the World Became Modern

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In the winter of 1417, a short, genial, cannily alert man in his late thirties plucked a very old manuscript off a dusty shelf in a remote monastery, saw with excitement what he had discovered, and ordered that it be copied. He was Poggio Bracciolini, the greatest book hunter of the Renaissance. His discovery, Lucretius' ancient poem On the Nature of Things, had been almost entirely lost to history for more than a thousand years. It was a beautiful...

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Thought provoking!

Very interesting book and a page turner.
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