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Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana. The Beatles learn to be brilliant in an hour and a half. An Englishman arrives back from Calcutta but refuses to adjust his watch. Beethoven has his symphonic wishes ignored. A US Senator begins a speech that will last for 25 hours. The horrors of war are frozen at the click of a camera. A woman designs a ten-hour clock and reinvents the calendar. Roger Bannister lives out the same four minutes over a lifetime. And a prince attempts to stop time in its tracks. Timekeepers is a book about our obsession with time and our desire to measure it, control it, sell it, film it, perform it, immortalise it and make it meaningful. It has two simple intentions: to tell some illuminating stories, and to ask whether we have all gone completely nuts.constellation around the moon phase, which shows the exact same night sky above the Cape of Good Hope as Vasco da Gama ... the horological connoisseur , those who already have many watches and are looking for something else to add to the ... provides us with the confidence that we know the time accurately; two watches, each showing a slightly different time, ... I once attended a watchmakersa#39; convention, and I provided my email address on the registration document, so ofanbsp;...

Author: Simon Garfield
Publisher:Canongate Books - 2016-09-29

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