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Sundials at Greenwich

National Maritime Museum (Great Britain)

Sundials at Greenwich

a catalogue of the sundials, nocturnals, and horary quadrants in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich

by National Maritime Museum (Great Britain)

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Published by Oxford University Press, National Maritime Museum in Oxford, New York, Greenwich, England .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • National Maritime Museum (Great Britain) -- Catalogs.,
  • Sundials -- England -- Greenwich -- Catalogs.,
  • Time measurements -- Instruments -- Catalogs.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementHester Higton ; with contributions from Silke Ackermann ... [et al.].
    GenreCatalogs.
    ContributionsHigton, Hester., Ackermann, Silke.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQB215 .N37 2002
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, p. :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17929681M
    ISBN 100198508778
    LC Control Number2002066794


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