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Author North, John David.

Title God's clockmaker : Richard of Wallingford and the invention of time / John North
Published London ; New York : Hambledon Continuum, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 441 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents Illustrations; Preface; PART ONE: Foundations; PART TWO: An Abbot's Rule; PART THREE: Time and the Man; PART FOUR: The Springs of Western Science; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary Clocks became common in late medieval Europe and the measurement of time began to rule everyday life. God's Clockmaker: Richard of Wallingford and the Invention of Timeā‚¬ 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 A
Notes Originally published 2005, reprinted 2006
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 411-423) and index
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Subject Richard, of Wallingford, 1292-1336.
Richard, of Wallingford, 1292-1336
Astronomers -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Clock and watch makers -- Great Britain -- Biography
ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES -- Clocks & Watches.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Science & Technology.
Clock and watch makers.
Great Britain.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0826444741