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Times Pendulum: From Sundials to Atomic Clocks, the Fascinating History of Timekeeping and How Our Discoveries Changed the World
Times Pendulum: From Sundials to Atomic Clocks, the Fascinating History of Timekeeping and How Our Discoveries Changed the World by Jo Ellen Barnett 0156006499 9780156006491
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Times Pendulum: From Sundials to Atomic Clocks, the Fascinating History of Timekeeping and How Our Discoveries Changed the World by Jo Ellen Barnett

A perfect balance of science, history, and sociology, Times Pendulum traces the important developments in humankinds epic quest to measure the hours, days, and years with accuracy, and how our concept of time has changed with each new technological breakthrough. Written in an easy-to-follow chronological format and illustrated with entertaining anecdotes, author Jo Ellen Barnetts history of timekeeping covers everything from the earliest sundials and water clocks, to the pendulum and the more recent advances of battery-powered, quartz-regulated wrist watches and the powerful radioactive clock, which loses only a few billionths of a second per day, making it nearly ten billion times more accurate than the pendulum clock. A tour of the discoveries and the inventors who endeavored to chart and understand time, Times Pendulum also explains how each new advance gradually transformed our perception of the world.

Author: Jo Ellen Barnett

Language: English

Edition: First Edition

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 334

Publisher: Harcourt Brace/Harvest Book

Publication Date: 1999-03-25

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ISBN: 0156006499


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