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History Book Club" About Time: A History of Civilization in Twelve Clocks by David Rooney
Join us to discuss About TIme: A History of Civilization in Twelve Clocks by David Rooney.
“One of Smithsonian Magazine’s Ten Best History Books of 2021
A captivating, surprising history of timekeeping and how it has shaped our world.
For thousands of years, people of all cultures have made and used clocks, from the city sundials of ancient Rome to the medieval water clocks of imperial China, hourglasses fomenting revolution in the Middle Ages, the Stock Exchange clock of Amsterdam in 1611, Enlightenment observatories in India, and the high-precision clocks circling the Earth on aView more
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