Hands of Time

Hands of Time: A Watchmaker's History of Time.

Non-Fiction, History & Politics
Hardback Published on: 27/04/2023
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Hands of Time
Time very well spent.
A fascinating and truly delightful look into the world of watchmaking, the history and science behind this marvellous subject. Detailing how and why timeke... READ MORE
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Synopsis

A BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week An intricate and personal history of watches and time from an extraordinary watchmaker and historian. Timepieces are one of humanity's most ingenious innovations. Their invention was more significant for human culture than the printing press, or even the wheel. They have travelled the world with us, from the depths of the oceans to the summit of Everest, and even to the Moon. They regulate our daily lives and have sculpted the social and economic development of society in surprising and dramatic ways. In Hands of Time watchmaker and historian Rebecca Struthers welcomes us into the hidden world of watchmaking, offering a personal history of watches that spans centuries and continents. From her workshop bench, Rebecca explores the ways in which timekeeping has indelibly shaped our attitudes to work, leisure, trade, politics, exploration and mortality, and introduces us to some extraordinary and treasured devices, each with their own story to tell. Hands of Time is an intricate and uniquely personal exploration of the history, science, philosophy, and craft of timekeeping.

  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • ISBN: 9781529339031
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Weight: 520g
  • Dimensions: 238 x 162 x 34 mm

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