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Timekeepers - by Simon Garfield (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 368

Genre: Science

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Canongate Books

Author: Simon Garfield

Language: English

Street Date: December 4, 2018
TCIN: 53150358
UPC: 9781782113218
Item Number (DPCI): 248-55-6680

Description

Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana. The Beatles learn to be brilliant in an hour and a half. An Englishman arrives back from Calcutta but refuses to adjust his watch. Beethoven has his symphonic wishes ignored. A US Senator begins a speech that will last for 25 hours. The horrors of war are frozen at the click of a camera. A woman designs a ten-hour clock and reinvents the calendar. Roger Bannister lives out the same four minutes over a lifetime. And a prince attempts to stop time in its tracks. Timekeepers is a book about our obsession with time and our desire to measure it, control it, sell it, film it, perform it, immortalise it and make it meaningful. It has two simple intentions: to tell some illuminating stories, and to ask whether we have all gone completely nuts.
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