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Sundials: Their Construction and Use (Paperback) - R. Newton Mayall
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2000, ISBN: 048641146X

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[EAN: 9780486411460], Neubuch, [PU: Dover Publications Inc., United States], Technology|Reference, Language: English . Brand New Book. To many people, the construction of a sundial implies laborious mathematical calculations and a knowledge of astronomy. Nothing could be farther from the truth. This fascinating handbook, used in conjunction with ordinary tools and materials found around the home, makes it easy to design and construct a sundial on almost any surface and in virtually any position. Introductory chapters offer a wealth of information on the sundial s development from ancient times to the present, why the sundial tells time, how to design and make a dial, and more. These chapters are followed by full instructions on how to construct the hour lines for many kinds of sundials, by the graphic or geometric method. The use of this method doesn t require a knowledge of mathematics or astronomy. It simplicity and accuracy, together with the ease and quickness of delineation, make it very practical. Readers will also find fascinating chapters on dial furniture, portable sundials, constructing a heliochronometer (a highly precise solar timekeeper), sundial classification, and other topics. Accompanying the text are 150 well-chosen illustrations, many published for the first time. They depict scale models, as well as a moon dial, a cathedral dial, and other actual dials from around the world, including the world s largest, in Jaipur, India. If you ve ever wanted to build your own sundial, or if you simply want to know more about these ancient timepieces that can show the time of day as accurately as many clocks, this clearly written, easy-to-follow guide is the best book available. Commonweal.

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[EAN: 9780486411460], Neubuch, [PU: Dover Publications Inc., United States], Technology|Reference, Language: English . Brand New Book. To many people, the construction of a sundial implies laborious mathematical calculations and a knowledge of astronomy. Nothing could be farther from the truth. This fascinating handbook, used in conjunction with ordinary tools and materials found around the home, makes it easy to design and construct a sundial on almost any surface and in virtually any position. Introductory chapters offer a wealth of information on the sundial s development from ancient times to the present, why the sundial tells time, how to design and make a dial, and more. These chapters are followed by full instructions on how to construct the hour lines for many kinds of sundials, by the graphic or geometric method. The use of this method doesn t require a knowledge of mathematics or astronomy. It simplicity and accuracy, together with the ease and quickness of delineation, make it very practical. Readers will also find fascinating chapters on dial furniture, portable sundials, constructing a heliochronometer (a highly precise solar timekeeper), sundial classification, and other topics. Accompanying the text are 150 well-chosen illustrations, many published for the first time. They depict scale models, as well as a moon dial, a cathedral dial, and other actual dials from around the world, including the world s largest, in Jaipur, India. If you ve ever wanted to build your own sundial, or if you simply want to know more about these ancient timepieces that can show the time of day as accurately as many clocks, this clearly written, easy-to-follow guide is the best book available. Commonweal.

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Clear instructions for constructing a sundial on almost any surface and in virtually any position, with information on materials, Standard Time dials, laying out hour lines, and more. 150 illustrations. Sundials: Their Construction and Use Bücher > Fremdsprachige Bücher > Englische Bücher Taschenbuch 01.06.2000, Dover Publications, .200

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Sundials: Their Construction and Use
Author:

Mayall, R. Newton; Mayall, Margaret W.; Mayall, Margaret W.

Title:

Sundials: Their Construction and Use

ISBN:

048641146X

Clear instructions for constructing a sundial on almost any surface and in virtually any position, with information on materials, Standard Time dials, laying out hour lines, and more. 150 illustrations.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780486411460
ISBN (ISBN-10): 048641146X
Paperback
Publishing year: 2000
Publisher: DOVER PUBN INC
320 Pages
Weight: 0,358 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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ISBN/EAN: 048641146X

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