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Revolution in time : clocks and the making of the modern world.

Author: David S Landes
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1983.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The mechanical clock was one of the technological advances that brought Western civilisation to a position of world leadership. The book details how and why this breakthrough occurred through an  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David S Landes
ISBN: 0674768000 9780674768000
OCLC Number: 299392413
Description: xviii, 482 p. : illustrations (part. en coul.) ; 24 cm
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