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Time's pendulum : from sundials to atomic clocks, the fascinating history of timekeeping and how our discoveries changed the world

Author: Jo Ellen Barnett
Publisher: San Diego : Harcourt Brace, 1999.
Series: A Harvest book
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st Harvest edView all editions and formats
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A look at man's attempts to accurately measure time shows how the concept of time has steadily evolved and broadened our perception of the world.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jo Ellen Barnett
ISBN: 0156006499 9780156006491
OCLC Number: 40255897
Notes: Originally published: New York : Plenum Press, 1998.
Description: 334 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm.
Series Title: A Harvest book
Responsibility: Jo Ellen Barnett.
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"With Time's Pendulum, Barnett has shown us that there is a mystery and a great story to be found in the very time that flows past us and which rules our lives. There is no need for wild speculation. Read more...

 
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