Spiral Grain of the Universe: In Search of the Archimedes File (Buy Now
Vladimir B. Ginzburg
The book describes a story of development of the idea of spiral nature of the universe that embraced the best minds of humanity since ancient times. In our millennium, this idea was advanced by several distinguished scientists, among them Johannes Kepler, Rene Descartes, and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz. It eventually became a major challenge to the physics of Newton. The book is written in the form of a story that begins from Archimedes time and describes how the spiral field theory could have been developed. The story is one of scientific and historical facts, enlarged by imagination with a small dose of conjecture.