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

Enrique Joven.
Publisher Harper  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 8 x 5.25 x 1 inches
ISBN 9780061456879
Pages/Publication Date 347/2010
Daedalus Item Code 30316
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Written in an indecipherable language and illustrated with enigmatic drawings of herbs that are unknown, the Voynich Manuscript appeared in the court of Rudolph II of Bohemia, and since then has earned a cult following among cryptographers. Rumors abound: the Bohemian court also gave refuge to two of the greatest and most controversial scientific minds of the 15th century, Johannes Kepler and Tycho Brahe. Could the manuscript be codified to conceal their discoveries from the Inquisition? When a key to unlocking Voynich is discovered in the very church where young Father Hector teaches science, he suddenly finds himself at the center of an ancient mystery.

"[Enrique] Joven has put together a fine recipe for a thriller.... The science and history lessons come fast and furious ... [in] lively expository prose."Washington Post

"Joven's remarkable debut, while bearing obvious similarities to The Da Vinci Code, is much more than another pale imitation. Father Hector, a science teacher in a Spanish Jesuit community, finds relief from indifferent students in an online group devoted to the real-life Voynich Manuscript. Written in an unknown language, the 500-year-old document has defied the best efforts of cryptographers and scholars to decipher it. Hector's research into an actual recent book, Joshua and Anne-Lee Gilder's Heavenly Intrigue, which accuses Johannes Kepler of poisoning his mentor and fellow astronomer, Tycho Brahe, eventually ties in with the mystery surrounding the Voynich Manuscript. Local politicians' efforts to evict the order from the monastery where Hector works complicate the plot. Joven manages to cleverly blend fact and fiction as well as make the scientific debates of the 16th century relevant and compelling."Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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