Thursday, January 27th, 2022, 7pm Eastern. Online only via Zoom. Registration required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/230445698287
Chad Orzel visits Gibson's Bookstore virtually to discuss his new book, A Brief History of Timekeeping: The Science of Marking Time, from Stonehenge to Atomic Clocks.
It’s all a matter of time—literally.
From the movements of the spheres to the slipperiness of relativity, the story of science unfolds through the fascinating history of humanity’s efforts to keep time.
Our modern lives are ruled by clocks and watches, smartphone apps and calendar programs. While our gadgets may be new, however, the drive to measure and master time is anything but—and in A Brief History of Timekeeping, Chad Orzel traces the path from Stonehenge to your smartphone.
Predating written language and marching on through human history, the desire for ever-better timekeeping has spurred technological innovation and sparked theories that radically reshaped our understanding of the universe and our place in it.
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"A wonderful look into understanding and recording time, Orzel’s latest is appropriate for all readers who are curious about those ticks and tocks that mark nearly every aspect of our lives."
“A thorough, enjoyable exploration of the history and science behind measuring time.”
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