From Calendars and Clocks to Moon Cycles and Light Years: A History
Michael O'Mara 2013
Hardback 224pp Illustrated
9781782430674   Product Code: 17179
In the modern world we are obsessed with time, having spent centuries perfecting new methods of measuring and defining it. Liz Evers's history of timekeeping begins with ways of calculating the planet's age, then surveys the origins and impact of each new development. Throughout the book she provides fascinating trivia such as the size of the world's largest and smallest clocks and Linnaeus' idea for using flowers to tell the time.