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The story of time and clocks

by Anita Ganeri

  • 114 Want to read
  • 7 Currently reading

Published by Oxford University Press in New York, NY .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Time -- Juvenile literature,
  • Clocks and watches -- Juvenile literature,
  • Time,
  • Clocks and watches,
  • Calendars

  • About the Edition

    Discusses time and various ways it has been measured, by both calendars and clocks.

    Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    Other titlesTime and clocks
    Statementby Anita Ganeri.
    SeriesSigns of the times
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQB209.5 .G36 1996
    The Physical Object
    Pagination30 p. :
    Number of Pages30
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL993717M
    ISBN 100195213262
    LC Control Number96032236
    OCLC/WorldCa35096010

    John Harrison (3 April [O.S. 24 March] – 24 March ) was a self-educated English carpenter and clockmaker who invented the marine chronometer, a long-sought-after device for solving the problem of calculating longitude while at sea.. Harrison's solution revolutionized navigation and greatly increased the safety of long-distance sea travel. The problem he solved . Giulio Maestro is the illustrator of over children’s books. He has also written his own books of word play and has co-authored two I Can Read Books with his son, Marco: What Do You Hear When Cows Sing, and Other Silly Riddles and Geese Find the Missing Piece: School Time Riddle Maestros live in Old Lyme, s:

    Time to read a book. Time to wash dishes. Time to do this or that. You say things like this every day, all the time. But there was a time when time itself was undefined--no one knew the difference between a minute, an hour, or a day. Then people started creating tools to measure time. First they used the big stuff around them--the sun, the moon. The measurement of time was one of man's earliest obsessions, and the desire for ever greater precision in time-keeping has inspired generations in the fields of mathematics and science. Equally, each advance has produced accompanying works of great craftsmanship that have turned objects of sober function into things of outstanding beauty/5(1).

    Provides excellent detail with pictures to support the writing rather than a picture book that adds captions. Book begins with the science of time and ancient time keeping devices before moving into the history of mechanical clocks and mechanical watches (pocket watches).Reviews: Chinese Su Song created a water-driven astronomical clock, and this knowledge was also present in many 12th century cities in Persia, most notably Al-Jazari’s castle clock of Expansion of ship trade in Europe and ever increasing will of sailing in open seas brought the need of having reliable and precise time measuring devices.


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