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Castillo de las Estrellas

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Héctor es un joven jesuita que enseña ciencias en un colegio. Forma parte a través de la Red de un grupo que intenta desentrañar los secretos de un libro conocido como Manuscrito Voynich, un libro que tiene existencia real (en una biblioteca universitaria de EE.UU.), y que no ha podido ser traducido durante más de cuatro siglos, desde que supuestamente apareciera en la corte de Rodolfo II, sobrino de Felipe II y emperador del llamado Sacro Imperio Romano. Héctor verá alterada su investigación con la aparición de ...
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Overview

Héctor es un joven jesuita que enseña ciencias en un colegio. Forma parte a través de la Red de un grupo que intenta desentrañar los secretos de un libro conocido como Manuscrito Voynich, un libro que tiene existencia real (en una biblioteca universitaria de EE.UU.), y que no ha podido ser traducido durante más de cuatro siglos, desde que supuestamente apareciera en la corte de Rodolfo II, sobrino de Felipe II y emperador del llamado Sacro Imperio Romano. Héctor verá alterada su investigación con la aparición de un libro escrito por una pareja de periodistas norteamericanos. Las peripecias y las investigaciones del joven jesuita y sus amigos tomarán caminos insospechados a lo largo de la novela.
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A young Jesuit priest who teaches physics to junior high school students, Hector has joined an online group wrestling with deciphering the Voynich manuscript—an actual artifact, dating from the 1400s or 1500s and written in an unrecognizable language, that is currently housed at Yale University's Beinecke Library. Hector soon learns that his school, once part of a Jesuit monastery, is linked to the manuscript and that the school is about to be closed. Furthermore, Juana, another Voynich enthusiast, has been receiving death threats, which only intensifies Hector's efforts to decipher the work. While Joven makes a valiant effort—offering an appealing protagonist and an intriguing enigma—the suspense never quite materializes. The other characters are mostly uninteresting stereotypes, and the villains' motivation and purpose are unclear, so there's no feeling of imminent danger. The real heroes are the great scientists and intellectuals from the time when the manuscript was created, and a large part of the intrigue involves debunking a recent (actual) book that accuses Johannes Kepler of murdering Tycho Brahe. A scientist by profession, the author presents a convincing case for the felicitous mingling of science and religion. Still, this book will appeal mainly to readers fascinated by the 15th and 16th centuries and by fictionalized scientific discourse. Recommended only for large collections.—Sara Martinez, Hispanic Resource Ctr., Tulsa City?Cty. Lib. Syst.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788496544949
  • Publisher: Roca Ediciones S.A.
  • Publication date: 4/15/2009
  • Language: Spanish
  • Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
  • Pages: 398
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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