One Time Fits All: The Campaigns for Global Uniformity

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Stanford University Press, 2007 - History - 292 pages
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One Time Fits All provides the first full framework for understanding attributes of civil time, which is used throughout the world today. It focuses on three components of uniform time all linked to the prime meridian at Greenwich the International Date Line, the worldwide system of Standard Time zones, and Daylight Saving Time (Summer Time) tracing the story of their beginnings and eventual acceptance from original sources in Europe, Great Britain, Canada, and the United States. The book concludes with an examination of the recent changes in America's Daylight Saving Time that are scheduled to take effect in 2007.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
PART
11
Advancing Sunset Saving Daylight
161
Changing Time Gaining Daylight
184
The Present
201
Notes
211
Bibliography
257
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About the author (2007)

Ian R. Bartky is a retired federal government scientist who has written and lectured extensively on numerous aspects of the public's time. He has done analyses for Congress and testified before it on technical issues associated with Daylight Saving Time. His previous book, Selling the True Time: Nineteenth-Century Timekeeping in America, was published by Stanford University Press in 2000.

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