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The History of Clocks and Watches - Bruton, Eric
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Bruton, Eric:
The History of Clocks and Watches - Paperback

1999, ISBN: 9781856055130

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Giroux : New York, 1998. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket. Margins - A Naturalist Meets Long Island Soundby Mary Parker Buckles Published by North Point Press, a division of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York 1998, ISBN#: 0865475326, Soft bound, New/Mint condition. Twenty-four million people live within one hundred miles of Long Island Sound, the 110-mile-long body of water that separates Long Island from Connecticut and New York's mainland. Yet the land, sky, and inter-tidal areas that Mary Parker Buckles explores in Margins, as well as the water itself, have remained virtually uncelebrated until now. While the Sound has been endangered by pollution and development, it is far from dead, as some picture it. Buckles' inspired explorations show that, in fact, it teems with life and is well worth our attention. With a deft touch and a naturalist's keen eye, Buckles introduces herself - and us - to this stimulating environment. Blending hard science with her own often whimsical observations, she discovers the magic of shorebirds on a stopover during their semi-annual migrations and comes to appreciate the temperament of owls, the intricacy of barnacles, the crusty horseshoe crab, and the fragile osprey chick. Buckles explains what the ongoing battle over wetlands is all about and elucidates the complexities of the place she describes as "inherently sacred by virtue of being alive." Raised in inland Mississippi, moving to the Midwest as an adult, Buckles yearned to live by the sea. When, in the late 1980s, she at last "landed" along Long Island Sound, she was "predisposed to like" what she would find there. But "like" is an uncharacteristically hazy word from this talented writer, who in her first book displays an ear for the exact phrase every bit as acute as her eye for the natural phenomena that she details and celebrates. Long Island Sound, which rests on the south along its titular land mass and on the north along the Connecticut shoreline, laps against some highly developed land. Yet Buckles discovers and explores world upon world of natural wonder within suburbia, grouping them sensibly into sections on "Land," "Air," "Water" and "Inter-tidal Zone." The range of wildlife she limns could fill a museum hall, from ospreys to sea squirts to raptors to barnacles, whose "tiny adult, which in some ways resembles a soggy Rice Krispie, is very intricately formed." This book is a first-rate natural history, but more, for Buckles views these creatures and the settings in which they live not only with the rigor of a scientist but with the good humor and passion of one who feels deeply a part of what she surveys. So in myriad anecdotes the text reveals the behavior of the author and her friends as well, as when, one May night, Buckles joins another naturalist to watch horseshoe crabs swim, then returns a few nights later to see them mate.This is a delicate, selective, and deeply personal natural history of Long Island Sound.When Buckles (author of "Mammals of the World") found herself transplanted to the Connecticut shore, she wanted to get to know the environment beyond its problematic reputation as a sewage-laden, pathogenic wasteland, its bounty contaminated. To her the sound was not diseased (indeed, it appeared to be on the mend), but rather "a place inherently sacred by virtue of being alive." So she got down on her hands and knees at the water's edge, or pottered about in her little Boston Whaler, becoming intimate with the land- and waterscapes, knitting together the specialized habitats and communities that could be seen to flow into one another "like watercolors left in the rain." Here she details 14 investigations of things natural that identify the sound for her: its glacial origins and geologic history, its coves and estuaries and its avian abundancebufflehead and old squaw, mergansers, cormorants, ospreys, and many more. She marvels at the return of the oak, hickory, and tulip poplar forests, and pokes about the islands: grand Gardiners, tiny Fish, tern-colonized Falkner. She dredges for oysters, then tips back the catch, and catalogs the curious menagerie that populates a dock. And there is an extended meditation on the unique salt-marsh landscape, with its spartina, fiddlers, and pipers. Buckles' writing is careful and graceful, and she has a facility for investing the mundane with significance (barnacles, for instance) and clarifying obscure biological processes. Buckles tunes in to the habits and rhythms of her home shore and lets them nurture her spirit. "Long Island Sound has a beauty and a vitality that leave me dumbfounded with love. These writings are my love letters." The book is approximately 5 X 8 inches in size and contains 286 pages. The cover price is $13. Another copy of the book is currently offered on the Internet at Warrior Books for $23. Buyer pays minimal shipping - US Post Office Media Mail unless specified otherwise. If you have any questions please send me an email. Thanks for looking!, Giroux, 1998, Paperback. Very Good., BirdLife International, Cambridge, 1988. First edition. Paperback. Ex-Library. 304 pages. With library labels on front endpapers and library stamps on title page and bottom edge. Slight wear to corners, otherwise in very good condition. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biology, Natural History & Botany; Biology, Natural History & Botany; ISBN: 9780946888122. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 001882. ., BirdLife International, 1988, Geneva: Geneva: Art and History Museum, 1976, 1976. Soft Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. oblong 8vo, 64pp nicely illustrated booklet telling the story of the museum and its contents.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall., Geneva: Art and History Museum, 1976, 1976, Dell. Very Good. 1999. Paperback. 0440226295 paperback, in Very Good or better condition, a nice looking book, ; B-2; No woman could resist the pleasures he offered.They are the Merricks, two brothers and a sister, restless, daring, proud.ÂÂEnglish by birth, they came to Scotland with their father to occupy McClairen lands.ÂÂAnd there each would find a love as wild and glorious as the Highland isle they claimed as their own.Fia, the only daughter, is the ravishing one. Raine, the second son, is the reckless one. Ashton is the eldest son. This is his story. . . . The Passionate OneHe was a notorious rogue with a reputation for hell-raising and heartbreaking. But family secrets forced Ashton Merrick to do his ruthless father's bidding--and escort Rhiannon Russell back to McClairen's Isle. Ash suspected that his father intended to make the innocent beauty his fourth wife. But he didn't expect the passions she would ignite in his own wary heart.Watch for the next two books in the breathtakingly romantic McClairen's Isle trilogy, The Reckless One and The Ravishing One, coming soon from Dell. ., Dell, 1999, Bookmart Ltd. Hardcover. Used; Good. 10/01/1999, Bookmart Ltd

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The History of Clocks and Watches - Eric Bruton
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[SR: 1147882], Hardcover, [EAN: 9781856055130], Bookmart Ltd, Bookmart Ltd, Book, [PU: Bookmart Ltd], 1999-10-01, Bookmart Ltd, How many times a day do we glance at our wristwatches, or the clock on the office wall? Hundreds of times, probably, but such is the ubiquity of time-keeping instruments in our world that we rarely think about the thousands of years of artistry and effort required to make clocks and watches what they are today--affordable, accurate and all-pervasive.In the 288-page The History of Clocks & Watches, Eric Bruton--a clock-maker himself, and a frequent presenter on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow--chronicles the long development of the timepiece from the shadow clocks of the ancient Egyptians through the intricate mechanical clocks of the Renaissance to contemporary atomic clocks. Bruton's highly readable text is accompanied by hundreds of illustrations, many full colour and full page, plus a number of helpful line drawings showing different types of clock mechanisms and components. One significant flaw is that the book, a reprint of the 1979 edition, has not been updated to take time-keeping advances after that date into account.The History of Clocks & Watches goes beyond the instruments themselves in its penultimate chapter, "The Science of Time", which describes how the practice of time keeping has impacted on physics and cosmology, while the book's final chapter surveys famous clocks around the world, from Big Ben to the astronomical clocks of Rouen.While only hard-core horologists are likely to consider The History of Clocks & Watches an essential addition to their reference shelves, readers with an interest in history, science or the history of science--especially those whose chronological curiosity was aroused by Dava Sobel's Longitude and the television series it inspired--will find much to interest and admire in this handsome volume. --CA Wills, 271696, Clocks & Watches, 909444, Antiques & Collectables by Subject, 271674, Antiques & Collectables, 64, Home & Garden, 1025612, Subjects, 266239, Books

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[ Edition: first ]. Good Condition. [ No Hassle 30 Day Returns ][ Ships Daily ] [ Underlining/Highlighting: NONE ] [ Writing: NONE ] Publisher: Wiley Pub Date: 7/8/2008 Binding: Paperback Pages: 408, Corgi, 1974. Mass Market Paperback. Very Good. very lightly used., Corgi, 1974, Hardback. Very Good.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9781856055130
ISBN (ISBN-10): 1856055132
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Paperback
Publishing year: 1979
Publisher: Bookmart Ltd

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ISBN/EAN: 9781856055130

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