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Sundials Their Construction and Use

R. Newton Mayall and Margaret Mayall

This fascinating handbook, used in conjunction with ordinary tools and materials found around the home, makes it easy to design and construct a sundial on almost any surface and in virtually any position. Introductory chapters offer a wealth of information on the sundial's development from ancient times to the present, why the sundial tells time, how to design and make a dial, and more. Readers will also find fascinating chapters on dial furniture, portable sundials, constructing a heliochronometer (a highly precise solar timekeeper), sundial classification, and other topics. Accompanying the text are 150 well-chosen illustrations, many published for the first time.



320 pages, Paperback, B&W, 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", ©2000
Order Number: VAP441…$14.95


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