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About time : a history of civilization in twelve clocks /

About time : a history of civilization in twelve clocks /
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Barcode Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Reserve
R2617065 529.7 ROON
Adult Non Fiction   Bermagui . On Loan . 9 Dec 2022
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ISBN 9780241370513
Shelf Location 529.7 ROON
Author Rooney, David, 1974-, author
Title About time : a history of civilization in twelve clocks / David Rooney.
Production/Publication data London : Penguin Books, 2022.
Physical Description x, 323 pages ; 20 cm.
Carrier Type volume
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Note The measurement of time has always been essential to human civilization, from early Roman sundials to the advent of GPS. But while we have one eye on the time every day, are we aware of the power clocks have given governments, military leaders and business owners, and how they have shaped our lives and our world? In this spectacularly far-reaching book, David Rooney narrates a history of timekeeping and civilization in twelve concise chapters. Over their course, we meet the most epochal inventions in horological history, from medieval water clocks to Renaissance hourglasses, and from stock-exchange timestamps to satellites in Earth's orbit. We discover how clocks have helped people navigate the globe and build empires, but also, on occasion, taken us to the brink of destruction.
Subject Horology -- History --
Time
Civilization
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