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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Lively illustrations and fun, accessible text provide an account of the history of time and the evolution of keeping time, from following the sun and the moon to the huge clocks we use today.
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Bruce Koscielniak is the author and illustrator of several books for children; he is also a musician who has played the violin and jazz guitar for many years. He lives in the Berkshires region of Massachusetts.From Booklist:
Gr. 2-5. The author-illustrator of Johann Gutenberg and the Amazing Printing Press (2003) now presents an introduction to time and the history of timekeeping. The discussion begins with the meanings of terms such as day, month, and year and the development of the calendar in Western civilization. After explaining the use of early devices for marking time, such as sundials, water clocks, and hourglasses, the book traces the advancing technology of mechanical clocks from the thirteenth century onward and briefly explains twentieth-century advances such as quartz and atomic clocks. The ending briefly acknowledges three theories of time, from the ancient Greeks to Einstein. Brightening every page is watercolor artwork: clear diagrams of astronomical relationships, stylized historical scenes, sketchy (occasionally awkward) portrayals of people, and excellent pictures of clock mechanisms, which, in conjunction with the text, enlighten readers as to how the "workings" actually work. Students beyond the "telling time" stage will find this an attractive introduction to the broader subject of time. Carolyn Phelan
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Book Description Turtleback Books, 2013. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0606335382
Book Description Turtleback Books, 2013. Library Binding. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110606335382