The time book

a brief history from lunar calendars to atomic clocks

By Jenkins, Martin & Holland, Richard & Bolland, Richard

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This book explores what time means and how it has been measured, from the waggles of a honeybee to the workings of an atomic clock.

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978-0-76364-112-2
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School Library Journal

Reviewed on September 1, 2009

Gr 4-7 Conversational text, whimsical mixed-media artwork, and elegant book design combine to present an informative and entertaining romp through time. Succinct chapters treat a broad spectrum of subjects, beginning with the age-old human interest in measuring time, timekeeping in nature (from periodical cicadas to circadian rhythms), speculation about why early humans quantified regular changes in the world around them (Jenkins does a good job of explaining "why calendars and religion are almost always closely linked"), and the ch...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2009

In this history of time-keeping, Jenkins covers topics including circadian rhythms, terrestrial and astronomic patterns that helped our ancest...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on June 1, 2009

“Why are our ways of measuring time so bizarre? Why are months and years not all the same length, and why don’t weeks divide neatly into months and years?” Answers to these questions and more follow in this comprehensive look at the history of timekeeping. Author Martin Jenkins’s The Time Book flows from theme to theme. It explains such phenomena as internal clocks and the moon’s t...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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