Time Restored: The Harrison Timekeepers and R.T. Gould, the by Jonathan Betts

By Jonathan Betts

This is often the tale of Rupert T. Gould (1890-1948), the polymath and horologist. A amazing guy, Lt Cmdr Gould made vital contributions in a rare diversity of topic components all through his particularly brief and dramatically bothered existence. From old clocks to medical mysteries, from typewriters to the 1st systematic learn of the Loch Ness Monster, Gould studied and released on all of them. With the name The Stargazer, Gould used to be an early broadcaster on
the BBC's kid's Hour whilst, along with his encyclopaedic wisdom, he grew to become referred to as the guy Who Knew every thing. now not strangely, he was once additionally a part of that elite team on BBC radio who shaped The Brains belief, giving on-the-spot solutions to all demeanour of vast ranging and tough questions. With his
wide studying and photographic reminiscence, Gould awed a countrywide viewers, changing into one of many era's radio celebrities.

During the Nineteen Twenties Gould restored the complicated and hugely major marine timekeepers built by means of John Harrison (1693-1776), and wrote the unsurpassed vintage, The Marine Chronometer, its historical past and improvement. at the present time he's nearly unknown, his horological contributions scarcely pointed out in Dava Sobel's bestseller Longitude. the television model of Longitude, during which Jeremy Irons performed Rupert Gould, did not less than introduce Gould's identify to a much broader public.

Gould suffered negative bouts of melancholy, leading to a couple of apprehensive breakdowns. those, coupled together with his obsessive and pedantic nature, resulted in a scandalously-reported separation from his spouse and value him his relations, his domestic, his activity, and his closest friends.

In this first-ever biography of Rupert Gould, Jonathan Betts, the Royal Observatory Greenwich's Senior Horologist, has given us a compelling account of a skilled yet unsuitable person. utilizing hitherto unknown own journals, the family's wide selection of pictures, and the polymath's surviving files and notes, Betts tells the tale of ways Gould's adolescence, his naval profession, and his star prestige got here jointly as this gifted Englishman restored a part of Britain's - and the
world's - most crucial technical history: John Harrison's marine timekeepers.

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The Colonial Andes Tapestries and Silverwork, 1530–1830 by Elena Phipps

By Elena Phipps

While the Spanish landed at the coast of what's this present day Peru in 1532, they encountered the socially advanced, artistically shiny Inca Empire, whose great, geographically different area encompassed nearly the whole size of the rugged Andes. Inca grasp weavers and metalsmiths, construction on hundreds of thousands of years of neighborhood artisanal mastery, had created a striking physique of imperial artwork whose daring, normally geometric designs have been strong expressions of Inca identification and sovereignty. inside one iteration that tradition have been perpetually reworked through the institution of the viceroyalty of Peru. The amazing trade of cultures that ensued introduced Europe and the hot global jointly via a colourful alternate in items, providers, and concepts, making a distinct society that used to be richer and much extra exciting than the mere sum of its impacts.

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Opportunities in library and information science careers by Kathleen de la Pena McCook

By Kathleen de la Pena McCook

This identify is a part of the "Opportunities In..." occupation books sequence. entire info at the box of library and knowledge technology presents readers with every little thing they should make an educated profession selection. they are going to discover what existence is like at the activity, what to anticipate by way of repayment, education necessities and areas to move for additional information. hugely targeted content material permits readers an in-depth advent to this really good box.

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Gun Trader's Guide: A Comprehensive, Fully-Illustrated Guide by Stephen D. Carpenteri

By Stephen D. Carpenteri

Gun Trader's Guide is the unique reference advisor for gun values. For greater than part a century, this ebook has been the traditional reference for creditors, curators, buyers, shooters, and gun lovers. Now in a very up to date variation, it is still the definitive resource for making knowledgeable judgements on used firearms purchases. integrated are broad listings for handguns, shotguns, and rifles from one of the most well known brands, together with Beretta, Browning, Colt, Remington, Winchester, and plenty of more.

This thirty-fourth variation incorporates a whole index and a advisor on easy methods to effectively and successfully use this ebook with a purpose to locate the industry worth in your collectible smooth firearm. With new colour photographs from gun purchasers and indicates, in addition to introductory fabrics that each gun collector and strength client should still learn, this e-book is the final word advisor to buying firearms. it doesn't matter what type of smooth collectible firearm you personal or acquire, the Gun Trader's Guide may still stay shut at hand.

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Mechanical Evaluation Strategies for Plastics by D R Moore, S Turner

By D R Moore, S Turner

Thermoplastics, being non-linear viscoelastic, impose constraints on trying out. finish items made of those thermopolastics are frequently anisotropic and have a tendency to complicate the relationships among laboratory try info and repair functionality. Mechanical overview suggestions for Plastic fabrics explains new trying out techniques for supplying service-pertinent information inside a constrained price range. It relates the constitution of the exams and the services that they serve to the intrinsic nature of the mechanical homes of thermoplastic materials.

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Standard Catalog of Rifles & Shotguns by Jerry Lee

By Jerry Lee

Shooters, creditors, hunters and somebody else who buys, sells or trades firearms will enjoy the Standard Catalog of Rifles & Shotguns. this can be the single long-gun pricing advisor out there that incorporates photographs to aid with identity. greater than 5,000 images and certain descriptions, plus six pricing grades make this the main entire number of firearms information anywhere.

  • 5,000-plus photos
  • Six situation grades help in exact worth estimation
  • Special 8-page colour gun gallery section

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Illustrated Catalog of Civil War Military Goods: Union by Schuyler Hartley and Graham

By Schuyler Hartley and Graham

Unabridged copy of infrequent and helpful 1864 catalog brimming with uniform and get dressed rules, hands and ammunition, horse "furniture," tables of army pay, uniform add-ons, insignia and different apparatus. specified descriptions of hats, coats, "trowsers," boots, tents, swords, extra. 226 illustrations.

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Shotguns on Review: 38 Guns Tried & Tested by Bruce Buck

By Bruce Buck

As capturing Sportsman's publication overview Editor on account that 2002, Bruce dollar has written forty four studies. This ebook is an up-to-date selection of these stories with a bankruptcy extra on how weapons are reviewed, and a bankruptcy on weapons that supply genuine worth on contemporary marketplace. useful info can be supplied to assist the reader learn how to evaluation used weapons for themselves. An appendix of resources offers additional information at the specifics of every gun

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