Author: Albert Waugh
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486140001
Size: 17.12 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: Mark Lennox-Boyd
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
ISBN: 0711224943
Size: 10.13 MB
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Sundials are arguably the oldest of all scientific instruments. Their beauty is often a reflection of great craftsmanship, as well as a design statement that is highly ordered and rational. As objects that perform a function, yet require no power and perform indefinitely, they are a powerful symbol of endurance and permanence. This copiously illustrated book charts the evolution of sundials around the world from the earliest neolithic rondels and stone circles, such as Stonehenge, to the present day. This history is in effect the story of Man's understanding of the heavens, and his own place in the cosmos. Rich in cultural and religious significance, sundials represent the coming together of art and astronomy. Mark Lennox-Boyd describes in detail the main types of sundial, describing important historical examples, such as Emperor Augustus's Sundial on the Campus Martius in Rome, Syrian, Indian and Chinese sundials, and showcasing a range of stunning modern sundials that have been inspired by them. The story has a colourful cast of characters, including artists, alchemists, two emperors, a maharajah and the founding President of the United States of America. Sundials combines images of inspirational designs with a fascinating historical narrative. It includes a glossary of terms, bibliography and an appendix explaining some of the theory and mathematics.


Author: René R. J. Rohr
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486291391
Size: 19.47 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: 16.96 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.


Author: Denis Savoie
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780387098029
Size: 17.52 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.

Introduction To German Poetry

Author: Gustave Mathieu
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486121796
Size: 10.49 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.