Gnomonics is to the scientific what the Art of Dyalling is to antiquaries: both refer to the art, science, and craft of sundials. Novice craftsmen who can wield a saw, and a few other simple tools can make five different kinds of sundials; plans are flexible and allow for embellishment, alteration, wood-burning pen, sandpaper, matte knife, and variety of materials.
Easy-to-Make Wooden Sundials Dover Woodworking #ad - Pre-calculated templates can be removed from the book and transferred by carbon paper to wood. For beneath and behind the shadows on the dial operate principles of celestial mechanics, geography, trigonometry, and magnetism. But can a sundial be built with this knowledge? Yes, with proper guidance, in fact, a good deal of sundial science can be learned in the making.
Ultimately, one can design a working pocket sundial! tables are included for four different latitudes 25º, 40º, 45º, 32º, applicable throughout the United States and much of North America. The book gently leads beginning diallists into sundial lore and construction. Here is the guide. The sundial, the oldest mechanical clock, is also the truest — when properly set and corrected it is more accurate at its longitude than modern "standard" time clocks.
Sundials: Their Theory and ConstructionDover Publications #ad - But now your search is over. The author has designed many dials, and his text is filled with helpful hints based on his own personal experience. There are over 100 illustrations, and tables, charts, followed by an appendix which is filled with material which reduces or eliminates the need for calculation on the part of the reader.
Waugh, including mathematical treatment and an explanation of the pertinent astronomical background; on the other hand, professor and administrator at the University of Connecticut for 40 years, he presents simple and non-technical treatments such that several of the dials can be built by children!The subject matter is arranged in 19 chapters, a rigorous appraisal of the science of sundials, on the one hand, and an expert on the subject of sundials and their curious history, presents, each covering a different aspect of dialing science.
Sundials: Their Theory and Construction #ad - There are also sections on dial furniture, how to find time by moonlight — even how to estimate time from the length of one's own shadow! Directions are given for designing dials for any part of the country, the actual layout out of a dial, mottoes, how to find the meridian, finding time in other cities, the equation of time, or any place in the world.
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. Albert E. 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.
This book is designed to meet sundialing needs at either the simple or the sophisticated level. All the common types of dials are covered, but the reader can also learn about analemmatic dials, memorial dials, reflected ceiling dials, armillary spheres, equatorial dials, portable dials, cross dials, polar dials, and old-fashioned noon marks.
Latitude Hooks and Azimuth Rings: How to Build and Use 18 Traditional Navigational ToolsInternational Marine/Ragged Mountain Press #ad - The cross-staff falls somewhere in between, equally at home in the den or the ditch kit. These 18 projects fall roughly into three categories: decorative, useful, and somewhere in between. Latitude hooks and azimuth Rings is for people who like to work with their hands and who appreciate traditional nautical craftsmanship.
. Some, such as the astrolabe, are mainly for display. On the other hand, the sounding line is an important and practical tool for small-craft navigation, particularly in the absence of an electronic sounder. Dennis fisher has designed these projects with an emphasis on simplicity and reasonable cost. Each of the devices discussed here--with simple, proven building instructions complemented by clear illustrations--has at one time or another been used for the practical business of navigation, historic value, and each is worth reviving for its beauty, or sheer usefulness.
Latitude Hooks and Azimuth Rings: How to Build and Use 18 Traditional Navigational Tools #ad - Everything can be scratch-built using easily obtainable materials and tools, and each is true to the spirit and function of the original instrument. You don't have to be the master of any craft to undertake any of these projects--from a simple kamal or latitude hook to the more complex pelorus or octant--just a careful and enthusiastic worker.
Sundials: Their Construction and UseDover Publications #ad - Accompanying the text are 150 well-chosen illustrations, many published for the first time. Readers will also find fascinating chapters on dial furniture, constructing a heliochronometer a highly precise solar timekeeper, sundial classification, portable sundials, and other topics. It simplicity and accuracy, together with the ease and quickness of delineation, make it very practical.
. They depict scale models, as well as a moon dial, and other actual dials from around the world, including the world's largest, a cathedral dial, in Jaipur, India. If you've ever wanted to build your own sundial, or if you simply want to know more about these ancient timepieces that can show the time of day as accurately as many clocks, this clearly written, easy-to-follow guide is "the best book available.
Sundials: Their Construction and Use #ad - Commonweal. To many people, the construction of a sundial implies laborious mathematical calculations and a knowledge of astronomy. 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. The use of this method doesn't require a knowledge of mathematics or astronomy. These chapters are followed by full instructions on how to construct the hour lines for many kinds of sundials, by the graphic or geometric method.
Nothing could be farther from the truth.
Sundials: History, Theory, and PracticeDover Publications #ad - 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. Among the earliest instruments developed for telling time was the sundial. Rohr provides detailed, solar calendars, inclined dials, accurate descriptions of them all: classical sundials, moon dials, analemmatic dials, and many more.
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. 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.
Sundials: History, Theory, and Practice #ad - His lively pen, his avoidance of pedantry, his direct and simple style, his expressive vocabulary, his conciseness in the exposition of his thoughts make his book a pleasure to read. Henri michel, international academy of the History of ScienceThe story of man's efforts to measure time is a long one — reaching back thousands of years to the dawn of civilization.
Sundials: Design, Construction, and Use Springer Praxis BooksPraxis #ad - In this book, denis savoie presents the basics of astronomy required to understand sundials and describes how to design and build your own classical sundial. The practical and observational aspects of sundials will enable readers to create custom-made sundial of their own, adding whatever special features they wish to include.
Sundials, which decorate church walls, and elegant gardens, public plazas, are first and foremost astronomical instruments. Written for all levels of science readers, the author shows the calculations involved in the sundial’s construction and also gives a comprehensive history of time measurement. Before understanding how sundials work, one must first understand the apparent motion of the Sun in the sky.
Sundials: Design, Construction, and Use Springer Praxis Books #ad - Most of these designs have been tested by people with no previous knowledge of astronomy. To aid the reader, the book is full of clear and instructive illustrations and diagrams.
Making Wooden Gear Clocks: 6 Cool Contraptions That Really Keep Time Fox Chapel Publishing Step-by-Step Projects for Handmade Clocks, from Beginner to Advanced; Includes Full-Size Pattern PackFox Chapel Publishing #ad - Just don't expect atomic precision—after all, they're modeled on 17th-century technology! But as you build these clocks you'll use all of the basic principles that still govern mechanical clocks today. Six well-illustrated step-by-step projects are arranged by skill level from beginner to advanced, and full-sized patterns are attached to the book in a handy pouch.
With a little perseverance you'll soon be ticking along happily with your own wooden clockworks. Fox chapel Pub Co Inc. All you have to do is build them, wind them up, and let them run—no batteries required. Making a piece of wood move is fun, material lists, flying pendulum clock, but making it tell time is truly amazing!7 step-by-step projects, and intructions so woodworkers of any ability can successfully build a clockFun, attached to the book in a handy pouchComplete patterns, and Electromagnetic Gear Clock, plus a bonus project for a kinetic sculptureFull-size pull-out pattern pack is included, arranged by skill level from beginner to advanced6 different clocks, including a 30-Hour Gear Clock, ingenious plans to make a simple wooden machine with your own two hands that actually moves and keeps timeHandmade clocks make wonderful gifts and are popular items at arts & crafts fairsInside this book you'll find ingenious plans for creating awesome wooden machines that actually move and keep time.
Making Wooden Gear Clocks: 6 Cool Contraptions That Really Keep Time Fox Chapel Publishing Step-by-Step Projects for Handmade Clocks, from Beginner to Advanced; Includes Full-Size Pattern Pack #ad - These working wooden wonders might just be the most enjoyable projects you ever build in your shop. Wooden gear clocks are not only fascinating to watch, but can be surprisingly accurate timepieces.
The Sextant HandbookInternational Marine/Ragged Mountain Press #ad - Loran and gps notwithstanding, there will always be a place for the sextant aboard any blue-water boat, if for no other reason than the thrill and mystery of finding one's position on earth by gazing at the heavens. Cmdr. The book is designed to make beginner and expert alike conversant with this most beautiful and functional of the navigator's tools.
Topics include: assembly and disassembly vital adjustments avoiding problems rough weather Sightings Oiling and Cleaning Immersion Baths Emergency Silvering Finding and Buying Used Sextants And Much More You'll also find a list of distributors, a discussion of future trends, and numerous helpful hints, and dealers worldwide, manufacturers, including sighting with eyeglasses and using a Rude starfinder.
The Sextant Handbook #ad - International Marine Publishing. Bruce bauer, a professional navigator and master mariner with the U. S. Fox chapel Pub Co Inc. All in a thoroughly revised edition of a book acclaimed by navigation professionals. Here is the indispensable reference that should accompany the instrument aboard. Merchant marine, adjusting, has distilled years of hands-on experience into an eminently readable guide to buying, using, and repairing sextants.
The sextant handbook is dedicated to the premise that electronic navigation devices, while too convenient to disregard, are too vulnerable to rely on exclusively.
Easy Campfire Cooking: 200+ Family Fun Recipes for Cooking Over Coals and In the Flames with a Dutch Oven, Foil Packets, and More! Fox Chapel Publishing Recipes for Camping, Scouting, and BonfiresFox Chapel Publishing Fox Chapel #ad - International Marine Publishing. From breakfast treats, to hot dogs, to s'mores and more—you'll find recipes the whole family will love. Best of all, cooking over a fire brings together family and friends to enjoy food and fun in a relaxing atmosphere. Easy Campfire Cooking. What's not to love about cooking over a fire in the great outdoors? inside easy campfire cooking you'll find recipes for cooking with:sticks: recipes not just for s'mores, in a skillet, and french frieswhether you are heading out on a camping trip or simply enjoying a backyard bonfire, burgers, corn, this book will satisfy your appetite and provide hours of entertainment for the whole family! You'll find many recipes for a variety of fun cooking methods like cooking on a stick, vegetables, and even a one-pot lasagnaGrates: Recipes for chicken, with a Dutch oven, but everything from meatballs to eggsSkewers and Kebabs: Recipes include pork, toasties, in a foil packet, and even pizzaFoil packets: Recipes from potatoes & eggs for breakfast and fajitas for dinner to desserts like pears in caramel saucePie irons: Recipes include frittatas, and turnoversSkillets: Recipes for everything from flapjacks to a pork chop dinnerDutch Ovens: Recipes include soups, with a pie iron, chili, stews, pies, shrimp, and more.
Great for scouting groups, easy Campfire Cooking is filled with tips, campfire safety, and techniques on how to build the perfect cooking fire. Fox chapel Pub Co Inc.
The Book of Sun-Dials Cambridge Library Collection - TechnologyCambridge University Press #ad - International Marine Publishing. Examples included range from portable sundials to early Saxon sundials, as well as the more familiar church sundials. This volume is one of gatty's best known works, and remains a valuable reference for the various types of sundials and the variations and similarities in their mottoes.
After marrying the Rev. For more information on this author, see http://orlando. Cambridge. Org/public/svpeople?person_id=gattma Fox chapel Pub Co Inc. Over 350 sundials from across britain and Europe are described, and each sundial's location is noted in this work, which was one of the first popular books on the subject.
The Book of Sun-Dials Cambridge Library Collection - Technology #ad - Alfred gatty in 1839, she moved to Ecclesfield, Yorkshire, where she pursued her literary and scientific studies. Easy Campfire Cooking. Margaret gatty 1809-1873 was an English writer best known for her researches on sundials and British seaweeds. This volume, first published in 1872, contains detailed descriptions of various styles of sundials, many taken from Gatty's own collection.
Big Book of Gizmos & Gadgets: Expert Advice and 15 All-Time Favorite Projects and Patterns Fox Chapel Publishing Step-by-Step Wooden Mechanical Marvels, with a Full-Size Pull-Out Pattern PackFox Chapel Publishing #ad - Make wildly inspired mechanical marvels from wood with the step-by-step projects and full-sized patterns inside big book of gizmos & more full-size pattern pack attached to the back of the book in a handy pull-out pouch Beginner-friendly to advanced projects so you'll be sure to find something new and fun to make, & Gadgets! 15 clever projects including a rubber band gun, Dug North, varied automatons, wooden gear machine, Bob Gilsdorf, & David Wakefield Inside this curated collection of the best projects from Fox Chapel Publishing's popular Gizmos and Gadgets magazine, no matter your skill level Make a wooden machine with your own two hands that actually moves Learn from woodworking experts like Clayton Boyer, Richard Packer, you'll find ingenious plans for making 15 wildly inspired mechanical marvels from wood.
. International Marine Publishing. Projects range from a rapid-fire rubber band Gun and a Wooden Padlock Treasure Chest to noisemakers and classic automatons for cowboys, ballerinas, ships, cats, and more. These working wooden wonders might just be the most enjoyable projects you ever build in your shop! Well-illustrated step-by-step projects are arranged by skill level from beginner to advanced, with full-sized, pull-out patterns attached to the book in a handy pouch.
Big Book of Gizmos & Gadgets: Expert Advice and 15 All-Time Favorite Projects and Patterns Fox Chapel Publishing Step-by-Step Wooden Mechanical Marvels, with a Full-Size Pull-Out Pattern Pack #ad - Easy Campfire Cooking. Create fun games and toys for the whole family, and discover the secrets of kinetic sculpture to build your own interactive wooden gear machine! The shop-tested designs for 15 clever contraptions include: Rapid-Fire Rubber Band Gun Interactive Wooden Gear Machine Mad Scientist Frankenswitch Two-Track Marble Racer Amazing Automatons Wooden Ratchet Noisemaker.