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Secrets of the Great Pyramid

by Tompkins, Peter

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ISBN 10
0140051082
ISBN 13
9780140051087
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SOFTBACK SHIPPED FROM THE UK.* Edition: 1st. Thus.* Date of Publication: 1978* Publisher: Penguin Books.* Binding and cover condition: Colour photo-illustrated & decorated, soft card covers. No bumps. Minimal shelf wear to edges, corners & head and tail of spine. No creases to spine or hinge. Seems lightly used. VG+* Contents condition: PRIVATE COPY NOT EX-LIBRARY. Clean, crisp, tight & bright. No annotations, inscriptions or marks to text, no tanning or other visible faults. Very slight colouration to page edges. VG++* Illustrations: B/w photo-illustrations, line drawings and diagrams within text throughout.* Pages: 382 pp. text. xxxiv pp. glossary, bibliography & index at rear.* Product Description:- Tompkins describes how ancient people probed the Great Pyramid?s mysteries, that Isaac Newton was fascinated with the Pyramid, how Napoleon conquered Egypt with a battle fought in sight of the Pyramid, and the stories of early explorers such as Richard Howard-Vyse, Piazzi Smyth, and William Flinders Petrie. Do you know that mummy flesh was once a popular medical remedy in Europe? That?s the kind of intriguing anecdote you?ll find interspersed among the captivating stories of the early theories, exploration, and discoveries at the Pyramid. Interspersed are stories and photographs of Egyptian ruins of temples, stone bas relief carvings, and hieroglyphics. In exploring these theories on the purpose of Great Pyramid, Tompkins weaves enticing anecdotes with mathematical descriptions, including the mysterious phi relationship, or Golden Section.* This is a VG+ copy of the 1st. thus with minimal shelf wear & very slight age.*

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Bookseller
Cocksparrow Books GB (GB)
Bookseller's Inventory #
2953
Title
Secrets of the Great Pyramid
Author
Tompkins, Peter
Format/binding
Paperback
Book condition
Used - VG+/VG+/ND
Quantity-available
1
Edition
1st Thus,
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0140051082
ISBN 13
9780140051087
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Place of Publication
Harmondsworth. UK 416
Date Published
1979-01-25
Bookseller catalogs
Archaeology;
Size
25.1 x 20.1 x 2.5 cm

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