Hardcover with dust jacket. Very Good. No marks or creases. Binding tight and square. Jacket protected in mylar cover. 152 pages. Size: O. Bookseller Inventory #
"His lively pen, his direct and simple style, his expressive vocabulary, his avoidance of pedantry, his conciseness in the exposition of his thoughts make his book a pleasure to read." — Henri Michel, International Academy of the History of Science
The story of man's efforts to measure time is a long one — reaching back thousands of years to the dawn of civilization. Among the earliest instruments developed for telling time was the sundial. In this expert study, a noted sundial expert offers a fascinating and informative account of these ancient devices, presented in simple, lively language.
Over the centuries, many different varieties of sundials have been constructed, and Mr. Rohr provides detailed, accurate descriptions of them all: classical sundials, inclined dials, solar calendars, analemmatic dials, moon dials, and many more. There is even a chapter devoted to especially remarkable dials past and present, and a listing of the most popular sundial mottoes.
In this profusely illustrated volume, you will not only learn about the long and colorful history of the sundial, you will learn a practical method of building one yourself. No special knowledge is required, other than an understanding of the basic principles of cosmography and of the relative movements of the sun and the planets. (These are recalled in an elementary way in a special chapter.) For mathematically inclined readers, more complex formulae and calculations have been included, some of which have never been printed in a book of gnomonics.
Language Notes: Text: English, French (translation)
Title: Sundials: History, Theory and Practice
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication Date: 1973
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description University of Toronto Press. Hardcover. Condition: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0802015670I3N10
Book Description University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1970. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good Condition. B/W Photos and Diagrams (illustrator). Brown paper covered boards with sundial blind stamped design on front cover with tan cloth spine. Black title, author and city of publication on spine. 142pp Indexed. Content clean, bright and sound. As New condition with no faults. Seller Inventory # 024040
Book Description University of Toronto Press, 1973. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0802015670
Book Description University of Toronto Press, 1973. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020802015670
Book Description [Toronto and Buffalo]: University of Toronto Press, ., 1970. Hardcover. Dust Jacket Included. oblong 4to. pp. x, 142. 51 b/w illus. & 105 diagrams. biblio. index. quarter-cloth. dw. (2 short tears to front). First Edition of the English Translation by Gabriel Godin, originally published in 1965 as Les Cadrans solaires by Gauthier-Villars. Seller Inventory # SHRndROH54
Book Description Universiry of Toronto Press, Toronto and Buffalo, 1970. Hardcover. Condition: Good to Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Translated by Gabriel Godin (Originally published in 1965 as Les Cadrans solaires by Gauthier-Villars) Oblong 10ï¿½" x 8ï¿½" tall, 142 pp., 51 illustrations and 105 diagrams. Hardcover, quarter beige cloth to brown paper covered boards with stamped design; with dust jacket. Condition: a light bump to right bottom corner of book, a small chip to edge of top of dust jacket at spine; general condition of this unread volume is very good to fine. Size: 10ï¿½" x 8ï¿½" Tall. Seller Inventory # 000265