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Sundials

Design, Construction, and Use

Authors: Savoie, Denis

  • Presents the fundamentals of sundials: what they are, how they are built, and how they work
  • Describes how ancient sundials were used
  • Teaches how to build a classic sundial and do the calculations involved
  • Presents a succinct history of time measurement
  • Beautifully illustrated in full color, with many diagrams to aid the sundial designer
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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.

Buy this book

Softcover $37.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-0-387-09801-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sundials
Book Subtitle
Design, Construction, and Use
Authors
Series Title
Popular Astronomy
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Praxis
Copyright Holder
Praxis
Softcover ISBN
978-0-387-09801-2
Series ISSN
2626-8760
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 181
Additional Information
Jointly published with Praxis Publishing
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