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The Resource Timekeepers, Simon Garfield

Timekeepers, Simon Garfield

Label
Timekeepers
Title
Timekeepers
Statement of responsibility
Simon Garfield
Title variation
Timekeepers : how the world became obsessed with time
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Not so long ago we timed our lives by the movement of the sun. These days our time arrives atomically and insistently, and our lives are propelled by the notion that we will never have enough of the one thing we crave the most. How have we come to be dominated by something so arbitrary? The compelling stories in this book explore our obsessions with time. An Englishman arrives back from Calcutta but refuses to adjust his watch. Beethoven has his symphonic wishes ignored. A moment of war is frozen forever. The timetable arrives by steam train. A woman designs a ten-hour clock and reinvents the calendar. Roger Bannister becomes stuck in the same four minutes forever. A British watchmaker competes with mighty Switzerland. And a prince attempts to stop time in its tracks. Timekeepers is a vivid exploration of the ways we have perceived, contained and saved time over the last 250 years, narrated in Simon Garfield's typically inventive and entertaining style. As managing time becomes one of the greatest challenges we face in our lives, this multi-layered history helps us understand it in a sparkling new light."--Dust jacket flap
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Garfield, Simon
Dewey number
  • 529
  • 304.237
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB213
LC item number
.G378 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Time
  • Time perception
  • Zeit
  • Zeitlichkeit
  • Zeitwahrnehmung
  • Zeitmessung
  • Fahrplan
  • Kultur
Target audience
adult
Label
Timekeepers, Simon Garfield
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 332-335) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Very, very early or very, very late -- The accident of time. Leaving the ground ; The shortness of life and how to live it -- How the French messed up the calendar -- The invention of the timetable. The fastest thing you ever did see ; Was ever tyranny more monstrous? -- The Beet goes on. The way to play the Ninth ; Just how long should a CD be? ; Revolver -- How much talking is too much talking?. In the time of Moses ; Talking it over -- Movie time. How you get to the clock ; Oncoming train -- Horology part one: How to make a watch. A very difficult floor ; Just what is it about the Swiss? -- Roger Bannister goes round and round -- Vietnam. Napalm. Girl. The split second ; 'I am Muybridge and this is a message from my wife' -- The day shift. We will crush, squash, slaughter Yamaha! ; The boss from hell -- Horology part two: How to sell the time. Vasco da Gama special edition ; Welcome to Baselworld ; Uh-oh ; In which we name the guilty man ; The most valuable watch on the planet -- Time tactics that work!. The berry season ; The lean email simple system -- Life is short, art is long. The clock is a clock ; White people are crazy -- Slowing down the world. A place where time stands still ; Living Frenchly ; Faster food -- The British Museum and the story of us. The book of hours ; Doomed and marooned ; Those who feel differently -- Epilogue: Humility watch
Control code
ocn960690506
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
349 pages
Isbn
9781782113195
Lccn
2016435902
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)960690506
Label
Timekeepers, Simon Garfield
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 332-335) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Very, very early or very, very late -- The accident of time. Leaving the ground ; The shortness of life and how to live it -- How the French messed up the calendar -- The invention of the timetable. The fastest thing you ever did see ; Was ever tyranny more monstrous? -- The Beet goes on. The way to play the Ninth ; Just how long should a CD be? ; Revolver -- How much talking is too much talking?. In the time of Moses ; Talking it over -- Movie time. How you get to the clock ; Oncoming train -- Horology part one: How to make a watch. A very difficult floor ; Just what is it about the Swiss? -- Roger Bannister goes round and round -- Vietnam. Napalm. Girl. The split second ; 'I am Muybridge and this is a message from my wife' -- The day shift. We will crush, squash, slaughter Yamaha! ; The boss from hell -- Horology part two: How to sell the time. Vasco da Gama special edition ; Welcome to Baselworld ; Uh-oh ; In which we name the guilty man ; The most valuable watch on the planet -- Time tactics that work!. The berry season ; The lean email simple system -- Life is short, art is long. The clock is a clock ; White people are crazy -- Slowing down the world. A place where time stands still ; Living Frenchly ; Faster food -- The British Museum and the story of us. The book of hours ; Doomed and marooned ; Those who feel differently -- Epilogue: Humility watch
Control code
ocn960690506
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
349 pages
Isbn
9781782113195
Lccn
2016435902
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)960690506

Library Locations

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