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The Time Book: A Brief History from Lunar…

The Time Book: A Brief History from Lunar Calendars to Atomic Clocks

by Martin Jenkins

Other authors: Richard Holland (Illustrator)

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Interesting and somewhat unusual artwork. The squirrels taking tea is a nice touch. ( )
  themulhern | Jul 3, 2015 |
Everything a person ever wanted to know about time is written in Martin Jenkins book. Jenkins takes the reader on a journey from why the idea of time was created in the first place to Einstein's Theory of Relativity. The illustrations are modern and funky in spite of depicting historical scenes.The type is set in different ways throughout the book. Type is slanted,or in shapes or turned different ways so that one has to turn the whole book in different directions. I think this keeps the reader on his or her toes. This would definitely be my choice of reading material for teaching kids about time. ( )
  mosbor | Nov 23, 2014 |
Z liked it, though it took a long TIME to read all of the text, since we fit it in as post-breakfast or lunch-time snippets. ( )
  beckydj | Mar 31, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 076364112X, Hardcover)

It’s about time! A fascinating primer explores what it means and how it has been measured, from the waggles of a honeybee to the workings of an atomic clock.

What is time? Why does it fl y when we’re having fun? When did we start keeping track of it — and why do we measure it in such bizarre ways? Explore these and many other timely questions, such as how the first calendars and clocks were invented, why February is such an odd month, and what strange and wonderful things Einstein discovered about the nature of time itself. Martin Jenkins’s clear, conversational narrative on the history of timekeeping combines with Richard Holland’s quirky mixed-media collages for a compelling look at that mysterious thing we call time.

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This book explores what time means and how it has been measured, from the waggles of a honeybee to the workings of an atomic clock.

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