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Poor Robin's Prophecies [electronic resource]: A Curious Almanac, and the Everyday Mathematics of Georgian Britain

Benjamin Wardhaugh
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EBook; Book; Online
Published
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Edition
1st ed
Language
English
ISBN
9780199605422 (hbk.), 0199605424 (hbk.)
Summary
Tells the story of how ordinary people in eighteenth-century Britain learned and applied popular practical mathematics to weighing and measuring, business, agriculture, surveying, and navigation. The annual almanac 'Poor Robin'--first published in 1663 and outliving its original creator to last until 1828--supplied the data everyone needed about the coming year's tides, equinoxes, and astronomical events. Poor Robin of Saffron Walden, a fantastical figure in British popular culture from the Restoration to the end of the Georgian period, also provided arithmetical tips and tricks as well as subversive spoof astrology and political satire.
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Mode of access: World wide Web.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 238-243) and index.
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