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Spring forward : the annual madness of daylight saving

Author: Michael Downing
Publisher: Washington, DC : Shoemaker & Hoard, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st. paperback edView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: Michael Downing is obsessed with Daylight Saving, a loopy idea that became the most persistent political controversy in American history. Almost one hundred years ago, lawmakers across the country first debated, ridiculed, and then passionately embraced the possibility of saving an hour of daylight. To this day, no one can say for sure why we are required by law to change our clocks twice a  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Downing
ISBN: 1593761066 9781593761066
OCLC Number: 122270648
Description: xvi, 202 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Infinite hour --
Farmer in the dew --
Moon over Miami --
Banking on the Big Apple --
Capitol sports --
Mean time --
Split decisions --
Men of the hour --
Out of uniform --
Lawmakers and jawbreakers --
Millennial fever.
Other Titles: Annual madness of daylight saving
Responsibility: Michael Downing.

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Downing is obsessed with Daylight Saving, the loopy idea that became the most persistent political controversy in American history. "Spring Forward" is his portrait of public policy in the 20th  Read more...

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