Tools of Timekeeping: A Kid's Guide to the History & Science of Telling Time (Tools of Discovery series)

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Children will learn all about inventions: their inventors, the way they changed history, and their evolution over centuries, through the activities and anecdotes provided in this interactive series.

From ancient civilization's earliest calendars and shadow clocks to the atomic clocks of today, the history of time measurement emerges in this interactive guide. The study of the evolution of timekeeping devices and the inventors of calendars and clocks is included and loaded with interesting facts and trivia. Fifteen hands-on activities help demonstrate humans' changing relationship with time over the centuries.

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Linda Formichelli is a freelance writer whose articles have appeared in several youth and science publications including Ack!, Delta Education, Odyssey, Yes, and Zillions. She is the author of Renegade Writer and Becoming a Personal Trainer for Dummies. She lives in Blackstone, Massachusetts. W. Eric Martin has written articles for more than 50 publications and has provided dictionary entries for Thomson Gale's World of Computer Science. He lives in Blackstone, Massachusetts.

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"A mind-opening introduction to methods of computing and comparing time calculations...written in a spirited style." —KLIATT


"A fascinating glimpse into humanity's efforts to tame time." —YES Mag: The Science Magazine for Adventurous Minds


"A wonderful resource full of worthwhile activities. What fun!" —The Why Files: Science Behind the News


"An excellent book to help families explore the past and future of time and timekeeping." —Richard Paselk, PhD, curator, Scientific Instrument Museum at Humboldt State University


 "Lively text...a handy resource."  —VOYA Magazine



"An excellent resource and learning tool in the classroom."  —Children's Literature

"This resource would be valuable both for research and for interdisciplinary units where time concepts are included.... Recommended."  —Library Media Connection

"An excellent addition to any studies, this would be a particularly pleasurable way to enhance summer learning."  —Eclectic Homeschool Online

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