It's About Time: From Calendars and Clocks to Moon Cycles and Light Years - A History (Hardcover)
Beautifully packaged, this book examines the people and places behind time's inventions, as well as reveals oodles of quirky facts related to timekeeping
From the ice-age recordings of moon cycles and the earliest calendars, to modern wristwatches and quantum clocks, time and its effects have always enthralled mankind. People have spent centuries developing new ways of measuring time, describing it and quantifying it, and such methods have given rise to some of the most technically and aesthetically beautiful devices ever invented. This book is a tribute to timekeeping in its many forms and takes in the most significant creations as well as countless time trivia. Peppered with time-related anecdotes and quotes, this is an essential handbook for anyone fascinated by the fourth dimension.
Liz Evers is the author of I Told You I Was Ill and I Used to Know That.
"This clever little book is a satisfying page-turner and will find a ready readership among those with a scientific mind-set and anyone concerned with the history of time." —Library Journal