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The Book of God and Physics : A Novel of the Voynich Mystery - Enrique Joven

The Book of God and Physics

A Novel of the Voynich Mystery

Paperback

Published: 11th May 2010
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It is written in an unknown language and illustrated with enigmatic drawings. First surfacing in the court of Rudolph II of Bohemia, the Voynich Manuscript has developed a global cult following of cryptographers, none of whom has been able to crack its code.

But rumors abound: the Bohemian court also gave refuge to two of the greatest, and most controversial, scientific minds of all time. Could the manuscript be codified findings, written in a special language to conceal scientific discoveries from the Church and its brutal Inquisition?

When a key to unlocking Voynich is discovered in the church where a young Jesuit teaches, he suddenly finds himself at the center of a centuries-old mystery . . . uncovering secrets both ancient and modern.

"Joven has put together a fine recipe for a thriller . . . .The science and history lessons come fast and furious . . . Luckily, Joven's lively expository prose (given in Dolores M. Koch's smooth and efficient translation) stops the book from collapsing under its own weight."--Washington Post [T]he quest to crack a tantalizing old riddle . . . here takes on new twists . . . A book to delight lovers of well-crafted fiction and well-anchored fact. --Booklist (starred review)" Joven has put together a fine recipe for a thriller . . . .The science and history lessons come fast and furious . . . Luckily, Joven s lively expository prose (given in Dolores M. Koch s smooth and efficient translation) stops the book from collapsing under its own weight. --Washington Post" "[T]he quest to crack a tantalizing old riddle . . . here takes on new twists . . . A book to delight lovers of well-crafted fiction--and well-anchored fact."--Booklist (starred review)

ISBN: 9780061456879
ISBN-10: 006145687X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 347
Published: 11th May 2010
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.2 x 16.8  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.27