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God's Clockmaker von North, J. D. (eBook)

  • Erschienen: 15.11.2006
  • Verlag: Bloomsbury Publishing
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God's Clockmaker

Clocks became common in late medieval Europe and the measurement of time began to rule everyday life. God's Clockmaker is a biography of England's greatest medieval scientist, a man who solved major practical and theoretical problems to build an extraordinary and pioneering astronomical and astrological clock. Richard of Wallingford (1292-1336), the son of a blacksmith, was a brilliant mathematician with a genius for the practical solution of technical problems. Trained at Oxford, he became a monk and then abbot of the great abbey of St Albans, where he built his clock. Although as abbot he held great power, he was also a tragic figure, becoming a leper. His achievement, nevertheless, is a striking example of the sophistication of medieval science, based on knowledge handed down from the Greeks via the Arabs.

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    Herausgeber: Bloomsbury Publishing
    Untertitel: Richard of Wallingford and the Invention of Time. Unterstützte Lesegerätegruppen: PC/MAC/eReader/Tablet
    Sprache: Englisch
    Format: PDF
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    ISBN: 9780826444745
    Erschienen: 15.11.2006
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