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Mirage: Napoleon's Scientists and the Unveiling of Egypt
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Mirage: Napoleon's Scientists and the Unveiling of Egypt

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by Nina Burleigh
 

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On July 1, at four in the afternoon, first one, then another, then a chorus of voices from three hundred ships called: "Land!" The first glimpse of Egypt filled each man with joy, expectation, and dread. Men clamored for the telescopes, seeking a glimpse of the ancient capital of classical learning and luxury. They squinted into the lenses. The afternoon sun glittered

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NYMuseum More than 1 year ago
I did wonder many times while reading if the author did use and translate primary source materials. The writing style is that of a now seemingly popular "journalist human factor" type where competent commentary of the science is lacking. I would gift give the book for non-scholarly reading and nothing more.