Seibundo Shinkosha Co., Ltd.
[100th anniversary of the birth of Gyrologoma! ] The long-awaited publication of the first Japanese translation of a masterpiece that explains the mystery of tops!
Seibundo Shinkosha Co., Ltd. (Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo) released “Koma and Gyro-Science and Technology of Rotating Body-” on December 12, 2022 (Monday).
This book is the first Japanese translation of a classic classic that scientifically explains the mystery of tops.
The content of the author’s lecture without using technical terms, such as “Why does the top not fall down?” while actually conducting an experiment in front of an audience, is recorded with abundant illustrations.
This book is a complete translation of the 1919 edition of Spinning Tops by Professor John Perry. Since its first publication in 1890, the original work has been revised several times, reaching the 1919 edition, which was the final edition before the author died. Only the first edition is a limited special edition hardcover.
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[Profile of the author/translator/supervisor]
Born in Northern Ireland in 1850. Mathematician, engineer. In 1875, he came to Japan as an assistant teacher at the Engineering College (the predecessor of the University of Tokyo’s Faculty of Engineering). 1886, Professor at the Royal Academy of Sciences. In 1890, he gave a lecture on the panel on which this book was based, at a lecture for craftsmen sponsored by the British Academic Society in Leeds. In the same year, the first edition of this book was published. 1900 President of the British Institute of Electrical Engineers. 1906 President of the Physical Society of London. Died in 1920. Author of The Calculus for Engineers (Hansebooks), Applied Mechanics (Forgotten Books) and Elementary Practical Mathematics (Kessinger Publishing). Naoaki Takashima
Born in Tokyo in 1939. Graduated from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Waseda University. Engaged in the design and construction of nuclear power plants at Toshiba. After retiring, worked on the translation of technical documents. Translated “Anthropology of Numbers” (published by Hosei University Press), and co-translated puzzle books and origami books.
Born in Aichi Prefecture in 1957. Writer, Doctor of Engineering. Former Associate Professor, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University. He is the author of many books including “Gyro Monorail” (published by Gentosha), “Days of Craft Shonen” (published by Shueisha), “Everything becomes F” (published by Kodansha), and “Sky Crawlers” (published by Chuokoron Shinsha).
Title: Koma and Gyro -Science and Technology of Rotating Body- Author: John Perry
Translated by: Naoaki Takashima
Supervisor: Hiroshi Mori
Specifications: B6 size, 162 pages
Regular price: 2,530 yen (tax included)
Release date: Monday, December 12, 2022
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