Author: Albert Waugh
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486140001
Size: 17.17 MB
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A rigorous appraisal of sundial science includes mathematical treatment and pertinent astronomical background, plus a nontechnical treatment so simple that several of the dials can be built by children. 106 illustrations.


Author: Denis Savoie
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780387098029
Size: 20.99 MB
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Presents the basics of astronomy required to understand sundials and describes how to design and build a classical sundial. This book shows the calculations involved in the sundial's construction and gives a comprehensive history of time measurement.


Author: René R. J. Rohr
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486291391
Size: 11.96 MB
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Masterly account of long and colorful history of sundials, with practical instructions for building your own. Formulae, rare dials, mottoes, and much more. 104 figures. 51 plates.

Mathematics Galore

Author: Christopher Budd
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198507704
Size: 20.42 MB
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This book is a series of self-contained workshops in mathematics which aim to enthuse and inspire young people, their parents and teachers with the joy and excitement of modern mathematics. Written in an informal style, each chapter describes how novel mathematical ideas relate directly to real life. The chapters contain both a description of the mathematics and its applications together with problem sheets, their solutions and ideas for further work, project and field trips. Topics include; mazes, folk dancing, sundials, magic, castles, codes, number systems, and slide rules. This book should be accessible to young people from age thirteen upwards and yet contains material which should stretch the brightest students.

Easy To Make Wooden Sundials

Author: Milton Stoneman
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486241418
Size: 19.43 MB
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This guide to making wooden sundials gently leads beginning diallists into sundial lore and construction. Novice craftsmen who can wield a saw, wood-burning pen, matte knife, sandpaper and a few other simple tools can make five different kinds of sundials; plans are flexible and allow for embellishment, alteration, variety of materials. Precalculated templates can be removed from the book and carbon-paper-transferred to wood.

Introduction To German Poetry

Author: Gustave Mathieu
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486121796
Size: 13.94 MB
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Over 40 poems by Goethe, Schiller, Heine, Hölderlin, Brecht, and other masters. Full German text plus literal English translations on facing pages. Biographical and critical commentary on each poet. 34 portraits. Introduction.