Revolution in Time: Clocks and the Making of the Modern World download epub
by David S. Landes
David Landes is a splendid storyteller. Without doubt, this book will become a standard work in the history of timekeeping-and it's also fun to read.
David Landes is a splendid storyteller. Derek Howse Washington Post). David S. Landes is Coolidge Professor of History and Professor of Economics, Emeritus, Harvard University, and the author of The Wealth and Poverty of Nations.
Revolution in Time: Clocks and the Making of the Modern World, is an influential history book by David S. Landes. Its focus is on the history of the measure of time and its interdependence with the evolution of the various civilisations over the centuries. The book was first published in 1983 by Belknap Press of the Harvard University Press (hardback. ISBN 0-674-76800-0, paperback.
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David S. Landes was born in Brooklyn, New York on April 29, 1924. He graduated from the City College of New York in 1942. He received a master's degree in history in 1943 and a P. in history in 1953 from Harvard University.
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. .The book deals with innovations and inventions that brought about modernization and technological developments in timekeeping in the whole world
Revolution in Time: Clocks and the Making of the Modern World, is an influential history book by David S. The book deals with innovations and inventions that brought about modernization and technological developments in timekeeping in the whole world. It is considered to be one of the preeminent works on the history of horology.
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 1983, the Harvard economic historian David Landes wrote an influential book called Revolution in Time: Clocks and the Making of the Modern World. Timepieces allowed us to measure time in accurate, uniform ways. The mechanical clock was self-contained, and once horologists learned to drive it by means of a coiled spring rather than a falling weight, it could be miniaturized so as to be portable, whether in the household or on the person.
David Landes, L'heure qu'il est. Les horloges, la mesure du temps et la formation du monde moderne, Paris . Les horloges, la mesure du temps et la formation du monde moderne, Paris, Éditions Gallimard, Bibliothèque illustrée des histoires , 1987, 622 . XXVI planches hors texte, illustr. Volume 44 Issue 6 - François Sigaut.
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