A Brief History of Timekeeping, with Chad Orzel

cover art for A Brief History of Timekeeping by Chad Orzel. Golden gears lay on a sky-blue background.Thursday, January 27th, 2022, 7pm Eastern. Online only via Zoom. Registration required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/230445698287

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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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Event date: 
Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
45 South Main St
Concord, NH 03301
A Brief History of Timekeeping: The Science of Marking Time, from Stonehenge to Atomic Clocks By Chad Orzel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781953295606
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: BenBella Books - January 25th, 2022


". . . inherently interesting, unique, and highly recommended addition to personal, professional, community, college, and academic library Physics of Time & Scientific Measurement history collections, and supplemental curriculum studies lists.” —Midwest Book Review

How to Teach Quantum Physics to Your Dog By Chad Orzel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781416572299
Availability: Backordered
Published: Scribner - December 7th, 2010

Learn the basics of quantum physics with this clever, fun, and lighthearted introduction to modern physics based on a series of conversations with Chad Orzel and his dog Emmy.

When physics professor Chad Orzel went to the pound to adopt a dog, he never imagined Emmy. She wasn’t just a friendly mutt who needed a home.