Timekeepers: How the World Became Obsessed With Time

Timekeepers: How the World Became Obsessed With Time

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DESCRIPTION :
Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana. The Beatles learn to be brilliant in an hour and a half. An Englishman arrives back from Calcutta but refuses to adjust his watch. Beethoven has his symphonic wishes ignored. A US Senator begins a speech that will last for 25 hours. The horrors of war are frozen at the click of a camera. A woman designs a ten-hour clock and reinvents the calendar. Roger Bannister lives out the same four minutes over a lifetime. And a prince attempts to stop time in its tracks.

Timekeepers is a book about our obsession with time and our desire to measure it, control it, sell it, film it, perform it, immortalise it and make it meaningful. It has two simple intentions: to tell some illuminating stories, and to ask whether we have all gone completely nuts.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9781782113218
BY (AUTHOR) Garfield, Simon
PUBLISHER : Canongate Books Ltd PUBLICATION DATE : July 06, 2017
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Canongate Books Ltd
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 198 mm x 129 mm
WEIGHT : 248 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Biography, Literature & Literary studies
DESCRIPTION :
Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana. The Beatles learn to be brilliant in an hour and a half. An Englishman arrives back from Calcutta but refuses to adjust his watch. Beethoven has his symphonic wishes ignored. A US Senator begins a speech that will last for 25 hours. The horrors of war are frozen at the click of a camera. A woman designs a ten-hour clock and reinvents the calendar. Roger Bannister lives out the same four minutes over a lifetime. And a prince attempts to stop time in its tracks.

Timekeepers is a book about our obsession with time and our desire to measure it, control it, sell it, film it, perform it, immortalise it and make it meaningful. It has two simple intentions: to tell some illuminating stories, and to ask whether we have all gone completely nuts.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9781782113218
BY (AUTHOR) Garfield, Simon
PUBLISHER : Canongate Books Ltd PUBLICATION DATE : July 06, 2017
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Canongate Books Ltd
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 198 mm x 129 mm
WEIGHT : 248 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Biography, Literature & Literary studies