Tools of Timekeeping A Kid's Guide to the History and Science of Telling Time by Linda Formichelli, W. Eric Martin


Tools of Timekeeping A Kid's Guide to the History and Science of Telling Time by Linda Formichelli, W. Eric Martin

Children will learn all about inventions: their inventors, the way they changed history, and their evolution over centuries, through the activities and anecdotes provided in this interactive series. From ancient civilisation's earliest calendars and shadow clocks to the atomic clocks of today, the history of time measurement emerges in this interactive guide. The study of the evolution of timekeeping devices and the inventors of calendars and clocks is included and loaded with interesting facts and trivia. Fifteen hands-on activities help demonstrate humans' changing relationship with time over the centuries.


A fascinating glimpse into humanity's efforts to tame time. -- YES Mag: The Science Magazine for Adventurous Minds

About the Author

Linda Formichelli is a freelance writer whose articles have appeared in several youth and science publications including Ack!, Delta Education, Odyssey, Yes, and Zillions. She is the author of Renegade Writer and Becoming a Personal Trainer for Dummies. She lives in Blackstone, Massachusetts. W. Eric Martin has written articles for more than 50 publications and has provided dictionary entries for Thomson Gale's World of Computer Science. He lives in Blackstone, Massachusetts.

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137 pages


Linda Formichelli, W. Eric Martin
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Publication date

1st July 2005



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