The History of the Clock (The Timeline Library, Our Changing World) by Barbara A. Somervill

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Published by Child"s World .

Written in English

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  • Juvenile History,
  • Juvenile Nonfiction,
  • Children"s Books/Ages 9-12 Science,
  • Children: Grades 3-4,
  • Children: Grades 4-6,
  • History - General,
  • Technology - History,
  • Technology - Inventions & Discoveries,
  • History - Other,
  • Technology - Machinery,
  • Clocks and watches,
  • Juvenile literature

Book details

The Physical Object
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL12380063M
ISBN 101592963447
ISBN 109781592963447

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Today it is impossible to think of a life unregulated by clocks or a day structured other than in 24 minute hours. In the Middle Ages it was different, however, and changing. Historian Dohrn-van. This book is great for readers who want to learn about history. It is also a great free time read, just like a Harry Potter book or something but it also teaches you a lot about The Industrial Revolution and you learn about the people who lived in that era/5(10).

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Peter Lightfoot, a 14th-century monk of Glastonbury, built one of the oldest clocks still in existence and continues to be in use at London's Science Museum.

History of Clocks. When we look across the last years, we can see that development of clocks went through several distinct phases of life. Here you can learn more about them and see how steady rate of technical innovation and fashion swings influenced the modern clock industry.

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