God\'s Clockmaker: Richard Of Wallingford And The Invention Of Time

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God's Clockmaker: Richard of Wallingford and the Invention of Time

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.

Specifications of God's Clockmaker: Richard of Wallingford and the Invention of Time

GENERAL
AuthorJohn North
BindingPaperback
LanguageEnglish
ISBN-101852855711
ISBN-139781852855710
PublisherBloomsbury Academic
Number Of Pages464
Publication Date2007-01-15
DIMENSIONS
Height9.21 inch.
Length6.14 inch.
Width0.94 inch.
Weight1.81 pounds.

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