Cloth $45.00 ISBN: 9780226516448 Will Publish January 2018
An e-book edition will be published.

Making Time

Astronomical Time Measurement in Tokugawa Japan

Yulia Frumer

Making Time

Yulia Frumer

272 pages | 10 color plates, 40 halftones, 5 line drawings | 6 x 9 | © 2018
Cloth $45.00 ISBN: 9780226516448 Will Publish January 2018
E-book $45.00 ISBN: 9780226524719 Will Publish January 2018
Contents
Note on Names and Translations

Introduction
1. Variable Hours in a Changing Society
2. Towers, Pillows, and Graphs: Variation in Clock Design
3. Astronomical Time Measurement and Changing Conceptions of Time
4. Geodesy, Cartography, and Time Measurement
5. Navigation and Global Time
6. Time Measurement on the Ground in Kaga Domain
7. Clock-makers at the Crossroads
8. Western Time and the Rhetoric of Enlightenment
Conclusions

Acknowledgments
Appendix 1: Hours
Appendix 2: Seasons
Appendix 3: Years in the nengō System
Appendix 4: The kanshi-, or e-to, Cycle
Notes
Bibliography
Index
For more information, or to order this book, please visit http://www.press.uchicago.edu
Google preview here

Chicago Manual of Style |

Chicago Blog: Mathematics and Physics

Events in Mathematics and Physics

Keep Informed

JOURNALs