It's about time : from calendars and clocks to moon cycles and light years, a history / Liz Evers.

Author
Evers, Liz [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
New York : Metro books, [2015]
Description
224 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

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Summary note
From the ice-age recordings of moon cycles and the earliest calendars, to modern wristwatches and quantum clocks, time and its effects have always enthralled mankind. This book is a tribute to timekeeping in its many forms and takes in the most significant creations as well as countless time trivia. Peppered with time-related anecdotes and quotes, it is an essential handbook for anyone fascinated by the fourth dimension.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-216) and index.
Contents
The land before time : geologic time, ice ages, dinosaurs and distant cousins -- Marking time : early timekeepers: from sun to standing stones and calendars to Computus -- Keeping time : the advent of hours and the first clocks to capture them -- The best of times : the golden age of timekeepers and the science of time -- Modern times : how we tell and keep time today and the cleverest clocks around -- Future time : the speed of time, how we experience and move through it -- Space-time : wormholes, black holes, light years, and the multiverse -- Thinking time : time and how we perceive it.
Other title(s)
It is about time
ISBN
  • 9781435161214
  • 1435161211
LCCN
2015458478
OCLC
931227301
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