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1 ASIMOV, ISAAC; BRADFORD, JOHN (ILLUSTRATIONS & DIAGRAMS). The Clock We Live On.
Collier Books, New York: 1962. First Collier Books Edition. New, Revised Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Here is the fascinating Story of Time. When did man first become conscious of time? What is the origin of the calendar? How did timepieces evolve? Who developed the 24-hour day, the 60-minute hour? Why meridians and longitude? These and many other questions about the complicated subject and its measurement are raised and answered by author-scientist Isaac Asimov. Includes an Index. 
Price: 23.47 USD
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2 BERNARD, SAMUEL. Time And Life.
Vantage Press, New York: 1972. 0533001692 / 9780533001699 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket in protective mylar cover. Good condition. Library discard. 
Nothing that has a bearing on time is neglected in this book. From mottoes on old sundials to the present chronological innovations of International Business Machines, it runs the course. Floral clocks, historic timepieces as well as ingenious novelties invented by the wizards of technology are listed and described. Water clocks are evaluated as well as clocks and watches that do far more than record the passage of time. Hundreds of photographs make Time and Life a real treasure. 
Price: 38.71 USD
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3 BOND, WILLIAM J. 199 Time-waster Situations And How To Avoid Them.
Fell Publishers, Hollywood FL:1991. 0811900363 / 9780811900362 s Softcover. Fair condition. 
A major difference between succesful people and others is managing that precious commodity time. 
Price: 33.25 USD
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4 BRAND, STEWART. The Clock Of The Long Now: Time And Responsibility.
Basic Books, New York: 1999. 046504512X / 9780465045129 First Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
Using the Millennial Clock-a supremely slow computer that will keep perfect time for the next 10,000 years-as a paradigm for the Long Now, Stewart Brand, called "the least recognized, most influential thinker in America," offers a practical manual that introduces us to the concept of long-term responsibility. 
Price: 19.24 USD
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5 BROWN, JR., FRANK A.; HASTINGS, J. WOODLAND & PALMER, JOHN D. The Biological Clock: Two Views.
Academic Press, New York: 1970. 012137050X / 9780121370503 First Edition (Unstated). s Softcover. Good condition. 
This book is an outgrowth of the 1969 James Arthur Lecture Series on "Time and Its Mysteries" held at New York University. Recognizing the burgeoning interest in biological rhythms, it was felt that with certain revisions and additions the manuscript could become an enlightening, succinct book, describing the current thinking on this byway of biology. 
Price: 25.60 USD
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6 BUNNING, PROFESSOR ERWIN. The Physiological Clock.
Springer-Verlag, New York: 1967. Second Revised Edition.. The Heidelberg Science Library Series - Volume I. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Limited to the biological measurement of time in which unicellular organisms, as well as cells of higher plants, animals, and man utilize periods of approximately 24 hours. The author discusses the present state of our knowledge of the physiological nature of this clock and the manifold means by which the organism uses this clock. 
Price: 10.88 USD
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7 COUZENS, REGINALD C. The Stories Of The Months And Days.
Frederick A. Stokes Company, New York: 1923. First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
How familiar to us are the names of the months and the days of the week, and yet how few of us know to whom we owe these names or what a wealth of meaning they have. Here is a book that will make you an authority on this subject. Includes illustrations from famous paintings and statuary. 
Price: 42.51 USD
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8 DOOB, LEONARD W. Patterning Of Time.
Yale University Press, New Haven: 1971. 0300014546 / 9780300014549 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
In this broad and wide-ranging study of the ancient, perennial, fascinating problem of time, Leonard Doobs raises three principal questions. When and why do men pass temporal judgment concerning events and themselves? What kinds of judgments do they then pass? What feelings and attitudes do they have about time? 
Price: 46.55 USD
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9 GUYE, SAMUEL; MICHEL, HENRI. Time & Space: Measuring Instruments From The 15th To The 19th Century.
Praeger Publishers, New York: 1971 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
This lovely illustrated book traces five hundred years of progress in the mechanics of determining distance and duration, together with changing fashions in form and style. Includes an Index. 
Price: 77.90 USD
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10 LINDER, STAFFAN B. The Harried Leisure Class.
Columbia University Press, New York: 1970. 0231033028 / 9780231033022 Second Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. There are some tears in the dustjacket. 
Almost everyone in modern society feels the growing pressure on the available twenty-four hours a day. The author of this, applying economic analysis, examines the changing uses of time. He finds that contrary to expectations, economic growth has not resulted in an abundance of free time and a leisurely life; it has, in fact, produced a scarcity of time and more hectic tempo. Includes an Index. "Linder's socio-economic put-down is based on the assumption that the rarst elment on earth is time...tne arguments that (he) offers are gently satirical. A mischievous streak rises irrepressibly in his book." - Time 
Price: 13.02 USD
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11 OGLE, VANESSA. The Global Transformation Of Time: 1870-1950.
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London England: 2015. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
As new networks of railways, steamships, and telegraph communications brought distant places into unprecedented proximity, previously minor discrepancies in local time-telling became a global problem. Vanessa Ogle's chronicle of the struggle to standardize clock times and calendars from 1870 to 1950 highlights the many hurdles that proponents of uniformity faced in establishing international standards. Time played a foundational role in nineteenth-century globalization. Growing interconnectedness prompted contemporaries to reflect on the annihilation of space and distance and to develop a global consciousness. Time—historical, evolutionary, religious, social, and legal—provided a basis for comparing the world's nations and societies, and it established hierarchies that separated "advanced" from "backward" peoples in an age when such distinctions underwrote European imperialism. Debates and disagreements on the varieties of time drew in a wide array of observers: German government officials, British social reformers, colonial administrators, Indian nationalists, Arab reformers, Muslim scholars, and League of Nations bureaucrats. Such exchanges often heightened national and regional disparities. The standardization of clock times therefore remained incomplete as late as the 1940s, and the sought-after unification of calendars never came to pass. The Global Transformation of Time reveals how globalization was less a relentlessly homogenizing force than a slow and uneven process of adoption and adaptation that often accentuated national differences. Vanessa Ogle is Julie and Martin Franklin Assistant Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania. "The powerful lesson of Ogle's book is how the gradual global transformation of time over the course of the twentieth century came to suit many different parties, all of whom thought they had something to gain from new modes of integration and connectivity. The process we anachronistically call 'globalization,' Vanessa Ogle shows, was made up of forces that often used international means to solve national or parochial problems."—Thomas Meaney, The Times Literary Supplement "Ogle is more interested in the ways in which the concept of global time helped create what she calls a 'global imagination,' in which peoples and societies could be understood as parts of a single, developing world system. In this way, Ogle argues, the standardization of time reflected and reproduced the world's European-led power hierarchies. International clocks and calendars united the world, but they also revealed and sometimes reinforced its inequities."—G. John Ikenberry, Foreign Affairs "Today, we take our global system of timekeeping largely for granted… Yet in her imaginative and thought-provoking new book The Global Transformation of Time: 1870-1950, Vanessa Ogle reminds us that standardization and simultaneity had to be invented… Ogle's formidable work contributes to a new history of political economy which takes seriously the ideas, values, and acts of violence behind the emergence of global capitalism."—Ian P. Beacock, The Atlantic "How exactly horological chaos gave way to order is the subject of Ogle's accessible and prodigiously researched book… Ogle has insightful things to say about many topics, from the role of cosmopolitan ports in disseminating new kinds of timepieces, to Islamic calendars, to the curiously moralizing tone of early discussions of using daylight savings schemes to prevent people from squandering precious sunshine hours. Perhaps her most important contribution is to show, via discussion of the various ways that power relations shaped debates relating to time, how foolish it is to view globalization, in any period, as a smooth, value-free process of flattening out."—Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Financial Times "Globalization is all the rage in the 21st century. What technology and cultural factors led to this shrinking world? One of the factors often overlooked, even taken for granted, is our system of uniform time… The progressives who advocated for uniform time found themselves dealing with nationalism, regionalism, and colonialism, as well as resistance from labor, religion, and other groups with a vested interest in the status quo. Ogle provides an intriguing glimpse into the machinations that led to the globalization of time."—T. Timmons, Choice "With impressive breadth, imagination, and originality, Ogle has produced an important and genuinely global history of time that reveals the rhythms, directions, unevenness, and contradictory consequences of what we now call globalization."—Geoff Eley, University of Michigan "Writing global history is still a high-stakes venture, and Ogle's The Global Transformation of Time is an impressive testimony to the potential of the genre. We get a deep sense of the talk about time and calendars among transnational experts and politicians as well as the everyday intelligence that produced differentiated time regimes—times for travel, for work, for leisure, for religious practice or, as may be, for milking cows—across the globe in Berlin and Beirut, London and Bombay, and their rural hinterlands. Reading this book is a tremendous intellectual pleasure from beginning to end."—Michael Geyer, University of Chicago 
Price: 38.95 USD
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12 ROENNEBERG, TILL. Internal Time: Chronotypes, Social Jet Lag, And Why You're So Tired.
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London England: 2012. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Early birds and night owls are born, not made. Sleep patterns may be the most obvious manifestation of the highly individualized biological clocks we inherit, but these clocks also regulate bodily functions from digestion to hormone levels to cognition. Living at odds with our internal timepieces, Till Roenneberg shows, can make us chronically sleep deprived and more likely to smoke, gain weight, feel depressed, fall ill, and fail geometry. By understanding and respecting our internal time, we can live better. Internal Time combines storytelling with accessible science tutorials to explain how our internal clocks work—for example, why morning classes are so unpopular and why "lazy" adolescents are wise to avoid them. We learn why the constant twilight of our largely indoor lives makes us dependent on alarm clocks and tired, and why social demands and work schedules lead to a social jet lag that compromises our daily functioning. Many of the factors that make us early or late "chronotypes" are beyond our control, but that doesn't make us powerless. Roenneberg recommends that the best way to sync our internal time with our external environment and feel better is to get more sunlight. Such simple steps as cycling to work and eating breakfast outside may be the tickets to a good night's sleep, better overall health, and less grouchiness in the morning. Till Roenneberg is Professor at the Institute of Medical Psychology at the Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich. "Time really is of the essence, says medical psychologist Till Roenneberg. By neglecting our body clocks—which rarely run in synchrony with the crazily cranked-up pace of modern life—we can develop 'social jetlag,' endangering our health and careers. Roenneberg has built his book on decades of research in everything from fungi and single-celled organisms to humans. In brilliantly minimalist terms, he explains the temporal mismatches behind teen exhaustion, early birds and night owls, and sleep phobia."—Nature "In Internal Time, Till Roenneberg, a chronobiologist at the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich, Germany, takes readers on a journey through this mysterious area of science. He explores why some people are larks and others owls, why jet lag can be so debilitating to travelers, and why teenagers struggle to get out of bed in the morning… Roenneberg is a knowledgeable guide, with a talent for making difficult concepts clear and convincing… This is a fascinating introduction to an important topic, which will appeal to anyone who wishes to delve deep into the world of chronobiology, or simply wonders why they struggle to get a good night's sleep."—Richard Wiseman, New Scientist "Internal Time made me think deeply about what it means to be a time-bound organism: about the ways we live in time and the ways time lives in us. It is, in an unusually literal sense, a book about what makes us tick."—Kathryn Schulz, New York Magazine "A brilliant book."—William Leith, The Telegraph "Till Roenneberg's book is an engaging and informative layman's introduction to circadian science and its implications for contemporary humans… By integrating quality scientific exposition with well-rounded human vignettes, Roenneberg's book shows how sophisticated human behaviors arise partly from our embodied earthly nature."—Greg Murray, Times Higher Education "Internal Time is a cautionary tale—actually a series of 24 tales, not coincidentally. Roenneberg ranges widely from the inner workings of biological rhythms to their social implications, illuminating each scientific tutorial with an anecdote inspired by clinical research… Written with grace and good humor, Internal Time is a serious work of science incorporating the latest research in chronobiology… [A] compelling volume."—A. Roger Ekirch, The Wall Street Journal "Fascinating… Other books have dealt with our biological clocks, but Roenneberg focuses on the ways in which societal pressures seem to be leading us to disregard our clocks, at considerable cost."—Rob Dunn, Wilson Quarterly "This is a wonderful book from a gifted scientist, thinker and writer that provides the reader with the rare opportunity to discover something new about themselves and the world in which they live."—Russell G. Foster, University of Oxford "Internal Time is an accessible, up-to-date overview of a subject that is important to all of us. With its remarkable depth and breadth of coverage, this book should be of interest to a wide and diverse audience."—Martin Zatz, Editor, The Journal of Biological Rhythms 
Price: 26.60 USD
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13 ROHR, RENE R. J.; MICHEL, HENRI (FOREWORD). Sundials: History, Theory And Practice.
Dover Publications, Inc., New York: 1996. 0486291391 / 9780486291390 Reprint Edition. s Softcover. Reading copy. 
In this profusely illustrated volume, you will not only learn aout the long and colorful history of the sundial, you will learn a practical method of building one yourself. No special knowledge is required, other than an understanding of the basic principles of cosmography and of the relative movements of the sund and the planets. (These are recalled in an elementary way in a special chapter.) For mathematically inclined readers, more complex formulae and calculations have been included, some of which have never befoe been printed in a book of gnomonics. Includes an Index. Translated into English from the French by Gabriel Godin. 
Price: 10.45 USD
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14 SCHIFFMAN, ZACHARY SAYRE GRAFTON, ANTHONY (FOREWORD). The Birth Of The Past.
The Johns Hopkins Universiy Press, Baltimore and London: 2011. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
How did people learn to distinguish between past and present? How did they come to see the past as existing in its own distinctive context? Zachary Sayre Schiffman explores these questions in his sweeping survey of historical thinking in the Western world. Today we automatically distinguish between past and present, labeling things that appear out of place as "anachronisms." Schiffman shows how this tendency did not always exist and how the past as such was born of a perceived difference between past and present. Schiffman takes readers on a grand tour of historical thinking from antiquity to modernity. He shows how ancient historians could not distinguish between past and present because they conceived of multiple pasts. Christian theologians coalesced these multiple pasts into a single temporal space where past merged with present and future. Renaissance humanists began to disentangle these temporal states in their desire to resurrect classical culture, creating a "living past." French enlighteners killed off this living past when they engendered a form of social scientific thinking that measured the relations between historical entities, thus sustaining the distance between past and present and relegating each culture to its own distinctive context. Featuring a foreword by the eminent historian Anthony Grafton, this fascinating book draws upon a diverse range of sources—ancient histories, medieval theology, Renaissance art, literature, legal thought, and early modern mathematics and social science—to uncover the meaning of the past and its relationship to the present. Zachary Sayre Schiffman is a professor of history at Northeastern Illinois University, author of On the Threshold of Modernity: Relativism in the French Renaissance, and coauthor of Information Ages: Literacy, Numeracy, and the Computer Revolution, both published by Johns Hopkins, and editor of Humanism and the Renaissance. "Combining erudition with theoretical intelligence, Zachary Schiffman distills a theme, the discovery of 'the past,' that sheds new light on the history of western historical thinking from Herodotus to the eighteenth century. Some readers will disagree with some of Schiffman's interpretations. All, however, will be stimulated and enlightened."—Allan Megill, Professor of History, University of Virginia "Anyone with an interest in the history of ideas, or the history of historiography for that matter, will find that this books repays close attention."—Malin Dahlstrom, Reviews in History "Thought-provoking."—Steve Goddard, History Wire - Where the Past Comes Alive 
Price: 64.60 USD
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15 SESTI, GIUSEPPE MARIA; MANN IV, A. T.; FLANAGAN, MARY & COWEN, PAINTON. The Phenomenon Book Of Calendars 1979-1980.
Simon and Schuster, Inc., New York: 1978. 0671242474 / 9780671242473 Fireside Books Edition. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
Offers a comprehensive picture of the cycles of Man and Nature. Here, for the first time, all calendar systems past and present have been integrated in one graphically unique publication. Presented in an easy-to-use, day-to-day form, it includes all Holy Days of importance, English and International Festivals, Teasts and Events, notable Births and Deaths. 
Price: 27.31 USD
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16 STILL, HENRY. Of Time, Tides And Inner Clocks: Taking Advantage Of The Natural Rhythms Of Life.
Stackpole Books, Harrisburg: 1972. 0811711404 / 9780811711401 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Reading copy. 
A cogent interpretation of current, exciting research into biological rhythms - about what they are, how they influence life, how to begin to use this knowledge now . . . an engrossing consideration. 
Price: 2.85 USD
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17 SULLIVAN, NAVIN; PETIE, HARIS (ILLUSTRATIONS). Animal Timekeepers.
Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs: 1996. Prentice-Hall Junior Research Books series. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Tells how inner clocks affect the life and habits of animals and people all over the world and what scientists are doing to explore this unknown field. It is fascinating work just begun. Includes an Index. 
Price: 37.76 USD
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18 WESTON, LEE. Body Rhythm: The Circadian Rhythms Within You.
Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York and London: 1979. 0151133387 / 9780151133383 First Edition. Second Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
An introduction to what these rhythms are; how they were first discovered, where, and by whom; why these worldwide seminars are being conducted; and how each day more and more doctors and researchers are proving that circadian rhythms affect us in crucial areas of work, sleep, sex, and stress. "The ramifications of this discovery are integral to our physical and emotional well-being, and thus especially useful to health-oriented readers." - Dalma Heyn, Editor - Family Health Magazine 
Price: 6.65 USD
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19 WRIGHT, LAWRENCE. Clockwork Man: The Story Of Time, Its Origins, Its Uses, Its Tyranny.
Barnes & Noble Books, New York: 1992. 0880299738 / 9780880299732 First Printing of this edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
This is the fascinating story of time - how it began, how it has been used and how, unchecked, it has become what the author calls a "now intolerable chronarchy," the regimentation of man by timekeeping. Shows how from the beginning the calendar and the clock have inceasingly taken undue control of everyday life. Includes an Index. 
Price: 13.97 USD
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