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The Greenwich guide to time and the millennium

Author: Graham Dolan; Royal Greenwich Observatory.; National Maritime Museum.
Publisher: Oxford : Heinemann Library, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Government publication : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A children's introduction to the science and history of time and time-keeping, published to coincide with millennium celebrations in 2000.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Government publication, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Graham Dolan; Royal Greenwich Observatory.; National Maritime Museum.
ISBN: 0431006970 9780431006970
OCLC Number: 60199126
Notes: On verso of title page: National Maritime Museum.
Includes index.
Description: 48 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: The Earth-our timekeeper --
Summer and winter --
The sun's movement across the sky --
Sundials --
The first clocks --
Interval timers --
Better timekeepers and portable timekeepers --
Finding time --
Local time and Greenwich mean time --
What's the time? --
Longitude and time --
The nautical almanac --
one solution to the longitude problem --
Harrison's seagoing clocks --
a second solution to the longitude problem --
The prime meridian and the universal day --
Time zones --
Our slowing Earth --
Timekeepers more accurate than the Earth --
Month and years --
The Gregorian calendar --
The Jewish and the Muslim calendars --
Centuries and millenniums --
Glossary.
Responsibility: Graham Dolan.

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An introduction for children to time within the context of the millennium. It covers: the division of day and night and years and months; how time works; how time has been standardized; past attempts  Read more...

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