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Timepieces : masterpieces of chronometry

Author: David Christianson
Publisher: Toronto : Firefly Books, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A complete history of the clock - the key machine of the modern age. The book tells the story of the clock's social significance throughout time, its technological development and its historical significance.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Christianson
ISBN: 1552976548 9781552976548
OCLC Number: 49513429
Description: 176 p. : ill., ports. ; 25 cm.
Contents: The celestial clock --
A call to prayer --
The priceless possessions of a few --
From tabletop to waistcoat and beyond --
The craft era in watchmaking --
The Industrial Revolution --
A mountain industry explodes --
The standardization of time --
The quartz revolution.
Responsibility: David Christianson.
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A complete history of the clock - the key machine of the modern age. The book tells the story of the clock's social significance throughout time, its technological development and its historical significance.

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