Revolution in Time: Clocks and the Making of the Modern World
Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Jan 1, 1983 - Clocks and watches - 482 pages
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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Review: Revolution in Time: Clocks and the Making of the Modern WorldUser Review - Tim Robinson - Goodreads
At a time (14th century) when they were far behind Islam and East Asia in technology, Western Europeans started making mechanical clocks that would ultimately solve the problem of longitude, measure ... Read full review
Review: Revolution in Time: Clocks and the Making of the Modern WorldUser Review - Joelwakefield - Goodreads
This was a tough one, in that it is clearly written for people who know something about clocks. No, not just something, a lot. It would therefore have been much more accessible if it had contained a ... Read full review
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