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Catalogue of sun-dials, nocturals and related instruments

Anthony John Turner

Catalogue of sun-dials, nocturals and related instruments

by Anthony John Turner

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Published by Giunti in Firenze, Italia .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Istituto e museo di storia della scienza (Italy) -- Catalogs,
  • Sundials -- Catalogs

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [169]-173).

    StatementAnthony J. Turner.
    GenreCatalogs.
    SeriesCataloghi di raccolte scientifiche -- 6
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQB215 .T87 2007
    The Physical Object
    Pagination173 p. :
    Number of Pages173
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16507151M
    ISBN 109788809049994
    LC Control Number2008363166

    Catalogue 6. Sundials and Related Instruments, Cambridge ) Sharon Gibbs, Greek and Roman Sundials, Newhaven Penelope Gouk, The Ivory Sundials of Nuremberg Cambridge Hester Higton, The Sundials, Nocturnals and Horary Quadrants of the National Maritime Museum Oxford forthcoming ( or ). Compared to others instruments which requiere mathematical tables and trigonometry, the nocturnal is simple to use. Nocturnals are accurate to within 15'. Using a nocturnal in conjuntion with a quadrant will yield a more accurate latitude reading and also the use of .

    Beneath this scale is the diagram for an altitude sundial in Italian hours () without sub-divisions, the morning hours being indicated by smooth lines, the afternoon hours by dotted lines and to each side are the two halves of the calendar scale requisite for its use. to the top right is the inscription QVADRANS. MENSORIUM, ET,DIEI.   Gaining an insight into what it meant to be a mathematical practitioner in the 17th century is difficult. People who thought themselves mathematical included navigators, sundial makers and book-keepers. For some, the simple use of instruments was construed as mathematical; for others, this was merely a ‘showing of tricks’.

    book of gnomonics. Sundials is unusual, fascinating, and highly informative! -- Midwest Book Review Serious sundials are serious instruments. The first serious instruments of mankind, and they endured for three millennia, well into the 20th century, as the bedrock of timekeeping. They are. Catalogue of sun-dials, nocturnals and related instruments (in Italian). Firenze: Giunti. p. , board Firenze: Giunti. p. , board Neon Indian (1, words) [view diff] exact match in snippet view article find links to article.


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This collection composes one of the most important reseources for the study of the history of sundials, particularly of portable sundials, and is world-renowned for its significance.5/5(1).

Turner (A.J.): Catalogue of Sun-dials, Nocturnals and Related Instruments O/P. pages, illus., A detailed illustrated catalogue of all sundials, nocturnals and related instruments in the collection of Museo Di Storia Della Scienza, Florence.

This beautifully produced large-format book is a catalogue of the sundials and other instruments which tell the time from the movement of the Sun, Moon, or Stars through the sky. Accompanying essays illustrate the importance of sundials in different cltures and by: 1.

The catalogue itself is divided into the various types of sundial, and each section is arranged chronologically for ease of reference. Sundials from the Far East and from the Islamic countries are treated separately from European instruments; nocturnals and horary quadrants are grouped in their own sections; and a final section is devoted to.

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Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s: 2. Reference: Instituto E Museo Di Storia Della Scienza Firenze Catalogue of Sun-dials, Nocturnals and Related Instruments nr 87 pages & SOLD Also discover many more sundials and equinoxial rings in the dedicated section of our French website: «Cadrans solaires et anneaux équinoxiaux».

This reading list is intended to be an entry point for those who would like more information on one or other of the fields of scientific instrument collection. It has been compiled from suggestions by various members of books that they have found useful. It is by no means comprehensive nor does it judge the merits of items included or excluded.

New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Cm. 25x31, pag.fig. a col e in nero, cart e sovrac. Catalogo della mostra a New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, dal 25 Novembre al 1 Marzo (Scarica) L' arte del non governo. L'inarrestabile declino della Repubblica italiana - Piero Craveri.

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Anthony Turner. 28 Feb Paperback. The Book of Sun-Dials. Margaret Gatty. 28 Oct Paperback. US$ Add to basket. Hester Higton Sundials at Greenwich: A catalogue of the sundials, nocturnals and horary quadrants in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich by Hester Higton (Oxford: Oxford University Press, ), £ A comprehensive catalogue of all the sundials and related instruments in the collections of the National Maritime Museum, with full descriptions and more than photographs.

This is not a catalogue of sundials through the ages, although bits of history are scattered throughout. In one sense, though, this is a view into the time of its writing (). A modern reader, with access to modern calculators and computers, will be amused if not puzzled by some of tricks used to make hand computation more s: Get this from a library.

Sundials at Greenwich: a catalogue of the sundials, nocturnals, and horary quadrants in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. [Hester Higton; Silke Ackermann; National Maritime Museum (Great Britain)] -- A catalogue of sundials held at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, containing full entries on all items in the Museum's collection.

We’d like to understand how you use our websites in order to improve them. Register your interest. Sundials from the Far East and from the Islamic countries are treated separately from European instruments; nocturnals and horary quadrants are grouped in their own sections; and a final section is devoted to imitation instruments.

The catalogue is preceded by chapters by world experts in the field, setting the sundials within their cultural. Reviewed by D AVID A. K ING, Institute for the History of Science, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, D‐ Frankfurt am Main, Germany H ESTER H IGTON, with contributions from S ILKE A CKERMANN, R ICHARD D UNN, K IYOSHI T AKADA and A NTHONY T URNER, Sundials at Greenwich—A Catalogue of the Sundials, Horary Quadrants and Nocturnals in the.

Anthony J. Turner Catalogue of Sun-dials Nocturnals and Related Instruments (Florence: Giunti ) p. Lionello Neppi Palazzo Spada (Rome: Editalia ) pp. – and Feist Sonne Mond und Venus (cit. note 42) pp. 16– A catalogue of medieval Islamic and European astronomical instruments is currently being prepared at the Institute for the History of Science at Frankfurt University.

It is hoped that this catalogue will serve as a useful research tool by providing critical descriptions of all historically-significant instruments. Sundials at Greenwich: A Catalogue of the Sundials, Nocturnals, and Horary Quadrants in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.

First Edition x, pages. /4 by /2 inches. objects are photographs and described. A large, heavy Rating: % positive.A Book of Sundials Catalogue of the Fixed Dials of Austria – (3rd edition), (edited by) Karl Schwazinger(i) 45, 48 Catalogue of Sun-dials, Nocturnals and Related Instruments, in the Instituto e Museo di Storia Della Scienza, Firenza, Anthony J Turner.App and printable miniguides ; Accessibility and facilities; Filming requests and photographic reproductions; FAQ.