The Clock

The Clock

Book - 2005
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From the obelisks of ancient history to the highly accurate atomic clocks of today, timepieces are constantly evolving and improving. But no matter what form they take, they continue to affect the way people-and even entire cultures-structure their lives. This book examines the development of clocks and explores how various models have shaped civilization. Readers discover the often ingenious methods that humans have created to mark the passage of time. They also get a glimpse of the
incredible technological possibilities that are sure to define clocks of the future.
Inventions That Shaped the World introduces readers to revolutionary inventions, and emphasizes the impact the inventions had upon life at the time of their creation and beyond. Each title explores a featured invention's history, cultural significance, and patterns of change as a result of its development. Look for full-color photos, exciting sidebars, a glossary, a timeline, and an index. Book jacket.
Publisher: New York : Franklin Watts, c2005
ISBN: 0531123731
Branch Call Number: J681.113 MAR
Characteristics: 80 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm

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