Sundials

Author: Albert Waugh
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486140001
Size: 12.41 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.

Sundials

Author: Denis Savoie
Publisher: Praxis
ISBN: 0387098011
Size: 16.39 MB
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Sundials, which decorate church walls, public plazas, and elegant gardens, are first and foremost astronomical instruments. Before understanding how sundials work, one must first understand the apparent motion of the Sun in the sky. In this book, Denis Savoie presents the basics of astronomy required to understand sundials and describes how to design and build your own classical sundial. Written for all levels of science readers, the author shows the calculations involved in the sundial’s construction and also gives a comprehensive history of time measurement. The practical and observational aspects of sundials will enable readers to create custom-made sundial of their own, adding whatever special features they wish to include. Most of these designs have been tested by people with no previous knowledge of astronomy. To aid the reader, the book is full of clear and instructive illustrations and diagrams.

Sundials

Author: Robert Newton Mayall
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048641146X
Size: 13.21 MB
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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

Author: René R. J. Rohr
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486291391
Size: 14.38 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.

Easy To Make Wooden Sundials

Author: Milton Stoneman
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486241418
Size: 20.51 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.

Mathematics Galore

Author: Christopher Budd
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198507704
Size: 18.22 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.