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Revolution in Time: Clocks and the Making of the Modern World
     

Revolution in Time: Clocks and the Making of the Modern World

by David S. Landes
 

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More than a decade after the publication of his dazzling book on the cultural, technological, and manufacturing aspects of measuring time and making clocks, David Landes has significantly expanded Revolution in Time.

In a new preface and scores of updated passages, he explores new findings about medieval and early-modern time keeping, as well as

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More than a decade after the publication of his dazzling book on the cultural, technological, and manufacturing aspects of measuring time and making clocks, David Landes has significantly expanded Revolution in Time.

In a new preface and scores of updated passages, he explores new findings about medieval and early-modern time keeping, as well as contemporary hi-tech uses of the watch as mini-computer, cellular phone, and even radio receiver or television screen. While commenting on the latest research, Landes never loses his focus on the historical meaning of time and its many perceptions and uses, questions that go beyond history, that involve philosophers and possibly, theologians and literary folk as well.

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Explores the historical meaning of time and its many perceptions and uses. This revised edition contains a new preface and discusses new findings on medieval and early-modern time keeping. Also new to this edition is discussion of contemporary high-tech uses of the watch as a mini-computer, cellular phone, and even radio receiver or television screen. Includes b&w photos of timepieces. Landes is Coolidge Professor of History and professor of economics, emeritus, at Harvard University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760710746
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
07/15/1998
Pages:
482

Meet the Author

David S. Landes is Coolidge Professor of History and Professor of Economics, Emeritus, Harvard University, and the author of The Wealth and Poverty of Nations.

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