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Timekeepers: How the World Became Obsessed With Time - Garfield, Simon
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SUNDAY TIMES CULTURE BOOK OF THE YEAR 2016 OBSERVER SCIENCE BOOK OF THE YEAR 2016 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 ...

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Timekeepers: How the World Became Obsessed With Time 2017, Canongate Books Ltd, Edinburgh

ISBN-13: 9781782113218

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Timekeepers: How the World Became Obsessed With Time 2016, Canongate Books Ltd, Edinburgh

ISBN-13: 9781782113195

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Hardcover