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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.
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
Edition: First Edition
ISBN Number: 0804738742
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