God's Clockmaker: Richard Of Wallingford And The Invention Of Time - John North
Hambledon & London (2007)
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Clock and watch makers - Biography, Astronomers - Biography, Time

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 Time" 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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LoC Classification TS544.8.W35 .N67 2006
Dewey 509
Format Paperback
Cover Price 75,00 €
No. of Pages 441
Height x Width 240 mm
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