Time\'s Pendulum: From Sundials To Atomic Clocks, The Fascinating History Of Timekeeping And How Our Discoveries Changed The World

13.23 Brand New 5 In stock! Order now!
Brand: Harcourt Brace/Harvest Book
SKU: DADAX0156006499
ISBN : 9780156006491
Price:
$13.23

Domestic Shipping:$3.99
Qty: - +
   - OR -   

Time's Pendulum: From Sundials to Atomic Clocks, the Fascinating History of Timekeeping and How Our Discoveries Changed the World

A perfect balance of science, history, and sociology, Time's Pendulum traces the important developments in humankind's epic quest to measure the hours, days, and years with accuracy, and how our concept of time has changed with each new technological breakthrough. Written in an easy-to-follow chronological format and illustrated with entertaining anecdotes, author Jo Ellen Barnett's history of timekeeping covers everything from the earliest sundials and water clocks, to the pendulum and the more recent advances of battery-powered, quartz-regulated wrist watches and the powerful radioactive "clock," which loses only a few billionths of a second per day, making it nearly ten billion times more accurate than the pendulum clock. A tour of the discoveries and the inventors who endeavored to chart and understand time, Time's Pendulum also explains how each new advance gradually transformed our perception of the world.

Specifications of Time's Pendulum: From Sundials to Atomic Clocks, the Fascinating History of Timekeeping and How Our Discoveries Changed the World

GENERAL
AuthorJo Ellen Barnett
BindingPaperback
LanguageEnglish
Edition1
ISBN-100156006499
ISBN-139780156006491
PublisherHarcourt Brace/Harvest Book
Number Of Pages334
Publication Date1999-03-25
DIMENSIONS
Height8 inch.
Length5.25 inch.
Width0.89 inch.
Weight1.06 pounds.

Write a review


Your Name:


Your Email:


Your Review:

Note: HTML is not translated!

Rating: Bad           Good

Enter the code in the box below: