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Aug 16, 2003 · Hester Higton was awarded the Sackler fellowship at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, where she studied the collection of sundials, nocturnals and horary quadrants held by the Royal Observatory. For the next two years she worked at the Whipple Museum of the History of Science before moving to her present position as Curator of the Bill Douglas Centre for the History of Cinema. Higton, Hester. This specific ISBN edition is currently not available. Sundials: An Illustrated History of Portable Dials fills a major gap i the published works on the subject. Most books previously printed have concentrated on notable fixed sundials or on the mathematics involved in their contruction.

Abstract: An examination of the portable sundials used as timekeepers for three millennia. It is structured chronologically, with individual chapters covering particular periods of history. The focus is on the sundials themselves, but much reference is made to social, political and economic history. Author: Hester Higton 136 pages, well illustrated in colour. Sundials will fill a major gap in the published works on the subject. Most books previously published during the last 100 years concentrate on notable fixed sundials or on the mathematics involved in the construction of sundials. Hester Higton was awarded the Sackler fellowship at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, where she studied the collection of sundials, nocturnals and horary quadrants held by the Royal Observatory. For the next two years she worked at the Whipple Museum of the History of Science before moving to her present position as Curator of the Bill Douglas Centre for the History of Cinema and. Sundials: An Illustrated History of Portable Dials by Higton, Hester at AbeBooks. - ISBN 10: 0856675237 - ISBN 13: 9780856675232 - Philip Wilson Publishers Ltd - 2002 - Hardcover 9780856675232: Sundials: An Illustrated History of Portable Dials - AbeBooks - Higton, Hester. May 23, 2002 · Synopsis. This work examines the portable sundials which were the everyday timekeepers used by both rich and poor for three millennia, before they were superseded by the watch. It aims to demonstrate the vital role which sundials played in the world for many centuries. The book is laid out chronologically, with individual chapters covering particular periods of history.

Sundials - An Illustrated History of Portable Dials A história ilustrada dos relógios de sol portáteis, escrito por Hester Higton, aborda de forma cronológica o importante papel que os relógios de sol tiveram no mundo e na sociedade durante muitos séculos. Sundials 129 An Illustrated History of Portable Dials Hester Higton Philip Wilson Publiszers wyd. 1, Londyn 2001 stron 136 język angielski. This sundial was made in 1636 by the famous compass maker Leonhart Miller Flourished: 1628-49, Died 1653, in Nuremberg Germany. Nuremberg was the leading place for sundial making in the 17th Century. It is signed by the maker on the inner leaf as well as on the outer leaf ‘L [fleur-de-lys mark] M’. Fully illustrated history of the development of portable sundials over three millennia as timekeepers for both rich and poor. While the focus is on the sundials themselves, much reference is made to the contemporary social, political and economic history, to set the subject matter in context.

Sundials: An Illustrated History of Portable Dials Hester Higton online reading free

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