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Sundials their theory and construction albert waugh on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers have you every wanted to build a sundial or to understand how one works then you have probably been frustrated as you search vainly for help most books on the subject are either rare out of print works published centuries ago and available only in highly specialized collectionsthis 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 illustrationssundials their theory and construction albert edmund waugh no preview available 1973 common terms and phrases 12 oclock line afternoon hours analemma analemmatic dial apparent noon appear appendix armillary sphere axis azimuth ceiling chapter clock colatitude column computed cross cube diagram dial center dial declining dial for latitude a nice book which does in fact provide detailed instructions on building several types of sundials i didnt know there were so many the geometry of solar motion the distinctions between apparent and mean time and between local and standard time the analemma the sun traces on the sky over the course of a year are all given detailed treatmenthave you every wanted to build a sundial or to understand how one works then you have probably been frustrated as you search vainly for help most books on the subject are either rare out of print works published centuries ago and available only in highly specialized collections or highly complicated treatises whose information is hidden behind frightening arrays of involved formulas

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