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Revolution in Time

Clocks and the Making of the Modern World, Revised and Enlarged Edition

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$23.50 • £18.95 • €21.00

ISBN 9780674002821

Publication Date: 08/15/2000

Short

544 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

32 halftones, 1 map, 15 line illustrations, 12 tables

Belknap Press

Not for sale in United Kingdom

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • I. Finding Time
    • 1. A Magnificent Dead End
    • 2. Why Are the Memorials Late?
    • 3. Are You Sleeping, Brother John?
    • 4. The Greatest Necessity for Every Rank of Men
  • II. Keeping Time
    • 5. My Time Is My Time
    • 6. Of Toys and Ornaments and Serious Things
    • 7. My Time Is Your Time
    • 8. Approaching the Asymptote
    • 9. The Man Who Stayed to Dinner
    • 10. The French Connection
    • 11. Fame Is the Spur
  • III. Making Time
    • 12. Clocks in the Belfry
    • 13. The Good Old Days That Never Were
    • 14. The Ups and Downs of International Competition
    • 15. Multum in Parvo
    • 16. Notwithstanding the Barrenness of the Soil
    • 17. Nor Could He Compete with Us
    • 18. Ah, But He Could!
    • 19. Not One in Fifty Thousand
    • 20. Who Killed Cock Robin?
    • 21. The Quartz Revolution
  • Appendix A: Escapements
  • Appendix B: Tables
  • Notes
  • Credits for Illustrations
  • Index

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