Time: From Micro-seconds to Millennia - The Search for the Right Time

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Questions how seconds, minutes and hours were agreed, why there is no decimal time, why there are seven days in a week, twelve months in a year and not thirteen are all raised and answered as Waugh looks at every aspect of time - from the beginning and the Big Bang to clock time, calendar and the end itself, the Big Crunch.

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Alexander Waugh is the grandson of Evelyn and son of Auberon. He has been the chief Opera Critic at both the Mail on Sunday and the London Evening Standard, and is also a publisher, cartoonist and award-winning composer.

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'Riveting, witty and accurate' 'Excellent ... Waugh also treats us to a feast of history, philosophy and literature. Give this book to yourself, and to every friend for their library.' -- New Scientist 'Excellent ... Waugh also treats us to a feast of history, philosophy and literature. Give this book to yourself, and to every friend for their library' -- Claus von Bulow, Catholic Herald 'Very special ... Outstandingly successful ... This is a remarkable book' -- Patrick Moore 'An exhilarating account' -- Beryl Bainbridge 'Serious and seriously entertaining' -- Spectator 'An extraordinary book, unlike any which has been written before or since' -- Auberon Waugh, Daily Telegraph 'This book shows how a clever writer can take a huge subject and make it clear with interesting anecdotes and a sprinkling of good jokes' -- Daily Mail

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