Wonders of Time by Emily Akkermans (Author) and Jan Bielecki (Illustrator)
It's time for a mind-blowing look at the history and mystery of time with the masters of timekeeping - travelling across the globe and even to the far reaches of space!
The Wonders of Time is written by the expert Curator of Time at the home of timekeeping, Royal Observatory Greenwich. The book uncovers the history and mysteries of time: its beginnings, the methods of measuring it, how we experience it, different philosophies of time and the potential of time travel. Readers explore the timeline of timekeeping, looking at the evolution of our understanding from the Big Bang to today.
Just some of the astonishing contents of The Wonders of Time:
- The beginning of time in the Universe, on Earth and measuring time on other planets in the solar system
- The shape of time (is it a circle? a line? a spiral?) and our natural body clocks
- The invention of timekeeping straight through to quartz and atomic clocks
- Coordinating timezones across the world
- Record-breakers in time: lifespans in humans and animals
- Considering our human urge to capture moments in time (take a photo! bury a time capsule!)
- Take a tour of seven amazing clocks from around the world
This is the third book in a series published by Wayland in association with Royal Observatory Greenwich exploring the wonders of science, illustrated by the super-creative Jan Bielecki. Other books in the series include: Wonders of the Night Sky and The Future of the Universe by Professor Raman Prinja.
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