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Sundials: Cutting Time

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Frank King and Lida Lopes Cardozo Kindersley

‘Sundials: Cutting Time’ explores both the science and art of creating sundials in stone.

Dr Frank King, Chairman of the British Sundial Society, walks us through a brief history of time-reckoning and explains the calculations behind different types of sundial in detailed, yet easy to understand terms, supported by a glossary.

Lida Kindersley then takes us through the delicate process of creating a sundial – from calculation, design and cutting to its precise installation.

27 Kindersley dials dating from 1938 to the present day are illustrated, their design and workings explained. Well-known public sundials are represented, including the unusual ‘noon mark’ sundial above Paternoster Square beside St. Paul’s Cathedral in London.

The final sundial is yours to keep: complete with a guide to its use, and the book itself forms a gnomon. You will find the hand drawn stereographic dial printed in the end-flap of the book, ready to tell you the time.

Paperback. ISBN 978-1-874426-23-3

£15.00 (plus p & p)

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