Trail of Time by Silvio A. Bedini
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Trail of Time
By Silvio A. Bedini

The Trail of Time

Time Measurement with Incense in East Asia

By (author) See other recent books by Silvio A. Bedini
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $135.00
Your Price: $121.50 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $13.50! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $6.08 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply

Trail of Time by Silvio A. Bedini

Book Description

This book is a scholarly study of a virtually unknown aspect of the history of horology (timekeeping), compiled from Chinese and Japanese historical and literary records, some of which are translated and published here for the first time. Incense timekeepers played an important role in early Chinese social and technological history, in addition to their use for time measurement. They were used in temples for religious rites, in agricultural regions for regulating water for irrigation, in palaces and government offices, and in the studies of scholars. A fascinating compendium of knowledge about a neglected aspect of Oriental culture, this book will appeal not only to historians of China and Japan, but to the growing number of collectors and museum curators who are interested in incense clocks.

Buy Trail of Time book by Silvio A. Bedini from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521021630
ISBN-10: 0521021634
Format: Paperback
(246mm x 189mm x 19mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 3-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Trail of Time book by Silvio A. Bedini and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Silvio A. Bedini close
» close