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On Time: How America Has Learned to Live Life by the Clock

Stephens, Carlene E., Smithsonian Institution

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ISBN 10: 0821227793 / ISBN 13: 9780821227794
Published by Bulfinch, 2002
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Title: On Time: How America Has Learned to Live ...

Publisher: Bulfinch

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

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Drawn from the popular exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, this lavishly illustrated study chronicles the history of humankind's efforts to measure time, showcasing dozens of unusual timepieces from the museum's collection, from Helen Keller's pocket watch to the earliest bedside alarm clock. 15,000 first printing.

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Carlene E. Stephens is the curator of the History of Technology Division, NMAH. She has presented at professional meetings at the Science Museum in London, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, and the annual meetings of Society for History and Technology.

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