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Timekeepers : how the world became obsessed with time

Author: Simon Garfield
Publisher: Edinburgh Canongate Books, 2017. ©2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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SOCIAL & CULTURAL HISTORY. Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana. The Beatles learn to be brilliant in an hour and a half. An Englishman arrives back from Calcutta but refuses to adjust his watch. Beethoven has his symphonic wishes ignored. A US Senator begins a speech that will last for 25 hours. The horrors of war are frozen at the click of a camera. A woman designs a ten-hour clock and reinvents  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Garfield
ISBN: 9781782113218 1782113215
OCLC Number: 1000295406
Notes: First published: Edinburgh : Canongate Books Ltd, 2016.
Description: 349 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Responsibility: Simon Garfield.

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