Selling the True Time: Nineteenth-Century Timekeeping in America

By: Bartky, Ian R.

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Book is in excellent condition in every respect. Covers are straight with sharp corners, no marking of any kind to text/interior. Dust jacket shows very light shelf wear and very slight edge wear only. Wrapped in protective mylar jacket. Book is inscribed to "... my patient, long-suffering and excellent editor...." in a lengthy inscription, then signed and dated August 2000.

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This first comprehensive, scholarly history of timekeeping in America studies the transition from local to national timekeeping, a process that led to Standard Time-the worldwide system of timekeeping by which we all live. The book describes the contributions of the railroad industry, university astronomers, clockmakers, and civil and electrical engineers.

Title: Selling the True Time: Nineteenth-Century Timekeeping in America

Author: Bartky, Ian R.

Edition: First Edition

ISBN Number: 0804738742

ISBN-13: 9780804738743

Location Published: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A., Stanford Univ Pr: 2000

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Inscription: Inscribed By Author

Categories: Science, General, Railroads, Astronomy

Seller ID: 130741

Keywords: astronomy, railroads, standard time