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The mechanical clock was one of the technologial advances that brought Western civilization to a position of world leadership. This book details how ...Show synopsisThe mechanical clock was one of the technologial advances that brought Western civilization to a position of world leadership. This book details how and why this breakthrough occured through a historical journey that takes in the 14th-century mechanical revolution, Elizabeth I's finger watch, the success of Swiss watchmakers, fakes and smuggling, and how the "quartz revolution" brought Swiss supremacy to an end.Hide synopsis
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Description:Good in Good-dust jacket. DJ, which is protected by clear...Good in Good-dust jacket. DJ, which is protected by clear plastic, is taped to the covers (a horrid habit! ! ). Bottom edge of book a little shelf-worn. Good / Good-; 482pp, index. 32p B&W photos w/explanatory notes, 8p color photos w/notes. Tall 8vo One-quarter tan cloth w/black spine lettering. Tan endpapers. Antiques. History. How and why invention of mechanical clock occurred in Europe and remained a European monoply for 500 years. Improvement of timekeeping devices over those years. Tells about the people who made clocks and watches and how they made them.
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