Master your Minecraft
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Tour our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | November 7, 2014

    Carli Davidson: IMG Puppies for Sale? Read This First



    Shake Puppies contains an almost unsettling amount of cuteness. There is a good chance after looking through its pages you will get puppy fever and... Continue »

    spacer

This item may be
out of stock.

Click on the button below to search for this title in other formats.


Check for Availability
Add to Wishlist

Time Lord: Sir Sandford Fleming and the Creation of Standard Time

by

Time Lord: Sir Sandford Fleming and the Creation of Standard Time Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

A portrait of Sir Sandford Fleming describes how, during a conference of scientific and political representatives from twenty-five key nations of the world, he managed to convince them to adopt a unified standard for telling time that incorporated the Greenwich Prime Meridian, the International Date Line, and a single system for measuring longitude and telling time. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

About the Author

Clark Blaise, former head of the Iowa Writer’s Program, lives in San Francisco.

Table of Contents

Foreword: The gauge age — Discovery of time — Time and democracy — What is time? — Time and Mr. Fleming — Decade of time, 1875-85 — Practice of time — Notes on time and Victorian science — Riding the rails — Aesthetics of time — Prime(s) of Mr. Sandford Fleming — Britain, 1887 — Time, morals, and locomotion,1889 — Afterword: Ghost of Sandford Fleming.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307766557
Subtitle:
Sir Sandford Fleming and the Creation of Standard Time
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Author:
Blaise, Clark
Subject:
History
Subject:
Time
Subject:
Scientists
Subject:
Modern - 19th Century
Subject:
Scientists - General
Subject:
Engineers -- Canada.
Subject:
Time -- Systems and standards -- History.
Subject:
Biography-Scientists
Subject:
History of Science-General
Subject:
Science Reference-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
2000
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
272

Related Subjects

Biography » Science and Technology
History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present
Reference » Science Reference » General
Science and Mathematics » History of Science » General

Time Lord: Sir Sandford Fleming and the Creation of Standard Time
0 stars - 0 reviews
$ In Stock
Product details 272 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307766557 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.