Sundials: Design, Construction, and Use

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ISBN-13:
9780387098012
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.03.2009
Seiten:
200
Autor:
Denis Savoie
Gewicht:
412 g
Format:
248x172x15 mm
Serie:
Springer Praxis Books
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

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.
Presents the fundamentals of sundials: what they are, how they are built, and how they work
A little astronomy.- An introduction to sundials.- The gnomon.- Equatorial sundials.- Horizontal sundials.- Polar sundials.- Vertical sundials.- Horizontal analemmatic sundials.- Altitude sundials.- Sundials in the tropics.
In this illustrated book, Denis Savoie presents the basics of astronomy required to understand sundials and describes how to design and build your own classical sundial. He describes how ancient sundials were used and presents a history of time measurement.

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