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Sundials: Their Theory and Construction (Anywhere But Naxos) [Paperback]

Albert E. Waugh
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3 Dec 1973 Anywhere But Naxos
This fascinating approach to sundials offers a rigorous appraisal of the science of sundials, including mathematical treatment and pertinent astronomical background. It also provides a nontechnical treatment simple enough that several of the dials can be built by children. 106 illustrations.

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  • Paperback: 230 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.; New edition edition (3 Dec 1973)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486229475
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486229478
  • Product Dimensions: 21.5 x 13.7 x 1.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 200,959 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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5.0 out of 5 stars The all-time classic work on dialing. 25 July 1998
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Albert Waugh's "Sundials: Their Theory and Construction" is a veritable treasure-house of information on the ancient science of gnomonics. As a dedicated dialist of several years, I never could have achieved such wonderful results without Waugh's classic book. The work presents the art of building sundials from two perspectives: for the advanced dialist, Waugh's book approaches the theory from a highly complex, mathematical viewpoint, including some aspects of celestial mechanics; for the average "do-it-yourself-er", Waugh presents several projects that are simple and well-explained. Accompanying this fine work is a collection of solar tables, astronomical information, and various data of inestimable value that would alone justify the purchase price of the book. So whether your purpose is to further your technical interest in the fascinating science of gnomonics, or merely to build an attractive sundial for your garden over the weekend, "Sundial! s: Their Theory and Construction" should be in your collection. It is considered the very "bible" of dialmaking. I couldn't brag about it more had I written it myself!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Sundials: Their theory and construction 7 April 1998
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Format:Paperback
History of time-keeping by the sun, all types of sundial (including some you will never have seen before) also moondials. If you read this book, you will not rest until you have made your own sundial (I didn't)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sundials: Their Theory and Construction 18 July 2011
By Jaybert
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Sundials: Their Theory and Construction (Anywhere But Naxos)
This book is surely a classic. It is now a bit old and dated, but in my view it is still the very best introduction to Sundials there is. Essential reading for anybody starting out on the fascinating hobby of making sundials.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best book on sundials I've ever seen 30 Aug 1998
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This book not only covers everything from time itself to noon marks to fancy sundials, it is well written and fun to read - a rare combination in a "technical" book.
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