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Time tamed : the remarkable story of humanity's quest to measure time
Time tamed : the remarkable story of humanity's quest to measure time
Foulkes, Nicholas2019
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The book is filled with remarkable tales, from the 14th century monk in St Albans who created one of the first mechanical clocks to the Holy Roman Emperor who built a clock into an automated ship that fired a cannon to summon guests to dinner. More recently, there was the Surrey woman who used a Napoleonic era watch to 'deliver' the accurate time to London shopkeepers in the wartime era of Churchill, or the Swiss denture maker who solved a tricky problem for the Indian Raj's polo players. Time Tamed is a book you'll want to spend many hours enjoying.
Imprint:
London : Simon & Schuster, 2019.
Collation:
239 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 25 cm.
Notes:
Includes glossaryIncludes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781471170645
Dewey class:
681.11309
Language:
English
Added title:
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Brighton LibraryScience and Technology681.11309 FOUAvailable
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