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About Time : a history of civilization in twelve clocks / David Rooney.

By: Rooney, David, 1962-.
Publisher: London : Viking, 2021Description: 324 pages, illustrations ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780241370490 (hbk.).Subject(s): World history | TimeDDC classification: 529.709 Summary: "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
List(s) this item appears in: New Acquisitions Autumn 2021
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General Collection 529.709 ROO (Browse shelf) Checked out 23/12/2021 000437160

"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

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