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Rooney, David, 1962-

About Time : a history of civilization in twelve clocks / David Rooney. - 324 pages, illustrations ; 24 cm

"In About Time, time expert David Rooney tells the story of timekeeping, and how it continues to shape our modern world. In twelve chapters, demarcated like the hours of time, we meet the greatest inventions in horological history, from medieval water clocks to monumental sundials, and from coastal time signals to satellites in earth's orbit. We discover how clocks have helped us navigate the world, build empires and even taken us to the brink of destruction." - Book cover

9780241370490 (hbk.)

World history.


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