Title: My Own Right Time: An Exploration of ...
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 1995
Book Condition: New
Brand New Book. The pendulum is a constant source of interest to scientists. Great and well-known inventors such as Galileo, Huygens, and Kelvin all devised mechanisms to maintain its even oscillations. Others such as John Harrison, Lord Grimthorpe, and William Shortt are known only in horological circles but contributed as much or more over three centuries. By writing a personal account of his own inventions and achievements in horology the author involves the reader in the history of precision time-keeping before the advent of atomic clocks and the quartz chip. Escapements, the mechanisms that drive pendulums, are a delight to the geometrical mind as well as a delicate and subtle challenge to the mechanical engineer. In their most refined form pendulum clocks not only keep astonishingly accurate time they are also sensitive enough to detect the ebb and flow of tides and even the ceaseless quivering of the Earth itself. Philip Woodward's deep knowledge of and passion for time-keeping mechanisms is evident throughout this highly readable and fascinating account of precision horology. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: In their most refined form, pendulum clocks keep astonishingly accurate time and are sensitive to the ebb and flow of the tide and even the quivering of the Earth itself. Great inventors such as Galileo, Huygens, and Kelvin devised mechanisms to maintain their even oscillations. Lesser known horologists such as John Harrison, Lord Grimthorpe, and William Shortt, also contributed greatly to the science of time-keeping. By reflecting on his own inventions and achievements, author Philip Woodward gives a highly readable and fascinating history of precision horology before the advent of atomic clocks and the quartz chip that will educate and entertain amateur horologists and scientists and engineers alike.
Book Description: Oxford University Press, USA, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Satisfaction 100% guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001100364
Book Description: Oxford University Press, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Like New. Like New, clean crisp pages, no markings on text, square binding, minor self wear. Dust Jacket is now well protected by a new mylar cover. Fast shipping, secure packaging. Domestic orders include Delivery Confirmation. Domestic Expedited Shipping is available for this item.Same or next Postal business day shipping. All orders securely packaged. Domestic orders include USPS Tracking. Bookseller Inventory # hbW22214
Book Description: 2003 0-19-856522-4, 2003. An Exploration of Clockwork Design. From Meccano to radar- a grounding in noise. Theory and Practice- principles of resonance and the pendulum. Choosing an escapement- gravity escapements. Echoes of Hope-Jonea-conversion to synchronome. Harrison and Congreve; the sublime grasshopper. Silence for a cellist-exploiting Harrison's hop- a visit by Paul Toertelier. Going without gears; Le Roy's one-wheeler- a different solution-Crane's daisy wheel. Disturbed harmonic motion; the phase circle; the Shortt free pendulum; and lots more! A welcome reprint, of an excellent and highly recommended title. 166pp. Ill. Board covers. PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A PRINT TO ORDER TITLE, AND PRICES RISE WITHOUT NOTIFICATION. Bookseller Inventory # 973
Book Description: Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. 1995, Ex-Library, All Books are dispatched the same working from the UK if ordered before 1pm GMT, Securely & carefully packed, Great customer service, Bookseller Inventory # Q44x-1068
Book Description: Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2003. Laminated Boards. Book Condition: Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Reprint in illustrated and laminated boards. Foreword by Jonathan Betts. Contains Appendix, Glossary and Reference sections. Very small bump on corner of spine else fine condition. Pp. x, 166. Bookseller Inventory # 001244
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Book Description: Oxford University Press, Oxford 1995, 1995. 26.0 x 19.0cms, 166pp, b/w illusts, fine hardback & dustwrapper (black dot at base of page block) Woodward writes about his own achievements and inventions as well as the history of precise time-keeping (before quartz crystals & atomic clocks). Bookseller Inventory # 139473
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Book Description: Oxford Univ Pr, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 166 pages. 10.25x7.50x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0198565224
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