Their Theory and Construction

Author: Albert Waugh

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486140008

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 6311

A rigorous appraisal of sundial science includes mathematical treatment and pertinent astronomical background, plus a nontechnical treatment so simple that several of the dials can be built by children. 106 illustrations.
Posted in Science


How to Speak and Write It

Author: Joseph Rosenberg

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486202716

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 384

View: 4534

Filled with dialogues, grammar and idiom studies, and practical exercises, this is probably the most delightful, useful, and comprehensive elementary book available for learning spoken and written German. In addition, the book features 28 sketches of specific scenes with pertinent items numbered and identified in both German and English. Includes 330 photographs and illustrations.
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Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 6086

Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.
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Easy-to-make Wooden Sundials

Instructions and Plans for Five Projects, with Suggestions for Designing Your Own Pocket Sundial

Author: Milton Stoneman

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486241416

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 38

View: 2264

This guide to making wooden sundials gently leads beginning diallists into sundial lore and construction. Novice craftsmen who can wield a saw, wood-burning pen, matte knife, sandpaper and a few other simple tools can make five different kinds of sundials; plans are flexible and allow for embellishment, alteration, variety of materials. Precalculated templates can be removed from the book and carbon-paper-transferred to wood.
Posted in Crafts & Hobbies

Faszination Sonnenuhr

Author: Arnold Zenkert

Publisher: Anamika Pub & Distributors

ISBN: 9783817117529

Category: Sundials

Page: 202

View: 2744

Posted in Sundials

Mathematics Galore!

Masterclasses, Workshops and Team Projects in Mathematics and Its Applications

Author: Christopher Budd,Christopher Sangwin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198507703

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 254

View: 2503

This book is a series of self-contained workshops in mathematics which aim to enthuse and inspire young people, their parents and teachers with the joy and excitement of modern mathematics. Written in an informal style, each chapter describes how novel mathematical ideas relate directly to real life. The chapters contain both a description of the mathematics and its applications together with problem sheets, their solutions and ideas for further work, project and field trips. Topics include; mazes, folk dancing, sundials, magic, castles, codes, number systems, and slide rules. This book should be accessible to young people from age thirteen upwards and yet contains material which should stretch the brightest students.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Measuring Time

Teacher's Guide

Author: N.A

Publisher: National Academies


Category: Time measurements

Page: 178

View: 963

This unit is divided into two sections: Keeping time with the sun and the moon and Investigating invented clocks. In the first section, students observe the apparent motion of the sun and the recurring cycle of the moon's phases. In the second section, students plan and conduct experiments with some of the principal timekeeping devices developed through the ages.
Posted in Time measurements

Time: A Bibliographic Guide

Author: Samuel L. Macey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429685130

Category: Philosophy

Page: 446

View: 5368

Originally published in 1991. A multidisciplinary guide in the form of a bibliography of selected time-related books and articles divided into 25 existing academic disciplines and about 100 subdisciplines which have a wide application to time studies.
Posted in Philosophy

Famous Problems of Geometry and how to Solve Them

Author: Benjamin Bold

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486242972

Category: Science

Page: 112

View: 8904

Amateur puzzlists as well as students of mathematics and geometry will relish this rare opportunity to match wits with Archimedes, Euclid, Newton, Descartes, and other great mathematicians. Each chapter explores an individual type of geometric challenge, with commentary and practice problems, and reveals a milestone in the development of mathematics. Solutions.
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The Ball and the Cross

Author: G. K. Chesterton

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486121984

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 208

View: 9315

Chesterton's second novel chronicles a hot dispute between two Scotsmen, a Roman Catholic, and an atheist, whose fanatically held opinions inspire a host of comic adventures. Introduction by Martin Gardner.
Posted in Literary Collections

Complete Guide to Home Canning and Preserving (Second Revised Edition)

Author: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486145247

Category: Cooking

Page: 192

View: 1342

Practical, easy-to-follow guide tells how to select, prepare, and can fruits, vegetables, poultry, red meats, and seafoods; how to preserve fruit spreads, fermented foods, and pickled vegetables; and much more.
Posted in Cooking

The English and Scottish Popular Ballads

Author: Francis James Child

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486152839

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 544

View: 1862

This definitive 19th-century collection compiles all the extant ballads with all known variants and features Child's commentary for each work. Volume II includes Parts III & IV of the original set — ballads 54–113.
Posted in Literary Collections

Egyptian Tales and Legends

Ancient, Christian, Muslim

Author: E.A. Wallis Budge

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486148602

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 7417

Treasury of Egyptian folklore encompasses 36 beguiling stories. First part contains tales originally written in hieratic characters; second part documents Christian influence; third part recounts stories of Muslims who succeeded Copts.
Posted in History

Lewis and Clark

Partners in Discovery

Author: John Bakeless

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486157059

Category: History

Page: 544

View: 1630

First authoritative biography of two great explorers, based on original research and diaries of expedition members. Danger, hardships, Indian customs and lore, much more. 29 illustrations. 7 maps.
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An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science

Author: Rudolf Carnap

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486140865

Category: Science

Page: 336

View: 1779

Stimulating, thought-provoking text by one of the 20th century's most creative philosophers makes accessible such topics as probability, measurement and quantitative language, causality and determinism, theoretical laws and concepts, more.
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Time and Free Will

An Essay on the Immediate Data of Consciousness

Author: Henri Bergson

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486119718

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 3451

Bergson argues for free will by showing that the arguments against it come from a confusion of different conceptions of time. He concludes that free will is an observable fact.
Posted in Philosophy

The Myths of Greece and Rome

Author: H. A. Guerber

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486120155

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

View: 7792

A classic of mythology, generously illustrated, long prized for its accurate retelling of the principal myths of Greece and Rome, and for its commentary on their origins and significance.
Posted in Social Science

Introduction to German Poetry

A Dual-Language Book

Author: Gustave Mathieu,Guy Stern

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486121798

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 192

View: 8948

Over 40 poems by Goethe, Schiller, Heine, Hölderlin, Brecht, and other masters. Full German text plus literal English translations on facing pages. Biographical and critical commentary on each poet. 34 portraits. Introduction.
Posted in Foreign Language Study