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Timepieces_masterpieces_of_chronometry

2,400 руб.

Автор: Christianson David
Место издания: Canada
Издательство: Farefly Books
Год издания: 2002 г.
Объем: 176 стр.
ISBN: 1-55297-654-8
Язык: английский
Тип переплета: твердый, суперобложка
Формат издания: 175х245 мм.
Иллюстрации: цветн.иллюстр.
Состояние книги: новая
Наличие: нет в наличии

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Product Description

Over the centuries, clocks have slowly, methodically and inextricably come to regulate every aspect of our lives. Timepieces tells the history of clocks and how the pursuit of an ever better clock has had a remarkable influence on scientific and technological developments. The 800-year journey to a perfect clock involved the greatest thinkers, scientists and mechanical geniuses, including those who improved the accuracy of mechanical clocks to such a degree that sailors could successfully determine longitude. That advance alone resulted in an explosion of travel, commerce and political expansion that would change the world map.

Tracing the history of «the key machine of the modern industrial age» is a remarkable way to trace the histories of technology and society. Each chapter focuses on one era of the clock’s growth:

The Celestial Clock
A Call to Prayer
The Priceless Possession of a Few
From Tabletop to Waistcoat and Beyond
The Craft Era in Watchmaking
The Industrial Revolution
Swiss Watchmaking
The Standardization of Time
The Quartz Revolution
Illustrated with beautiful artworks and photographs from museums and clock collections, Timepieces is a thorough and attractive historical survey.
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