Timekeepers: How the World Became Obsessed With Time

by Simon Garfield | Nonfiction |
ISBN: 1782113193 Global Overview for this book
Registered by futurecat of Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on 5/14/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by futurecat from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, May 14, 2017
Not really about time itself, but about a random selection of topics with a loose connection to the overall theme of time and timekeeping: railway travel, music, watch-making, historic photographs... The connection to time is stretched pretty thin in a few of the chapters - I got the impression that the author just really wanted to talk about the topic, and shoe-horned time in there somewhere as an excuse.

Mostly interesting, although the final two chapters felt tacked on, and not as thoroughly researched as the earlier chapters. The overall impression I was left with was that the book is good, but not great.

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Journal Entry 2 by winglytteltonwitchwing at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Tuesday, August 15, 2017
I picked this book up at a meet up and forgot to do a catch note. I have finally read it and it took me ages. Parts of the book were interesting but overall I found it tedious. A book about time that didn't cover Greenwich, Time balls or Harrison's clock seemed very strange to me. Doesn't inspire me to read anything else written by this author.

Journal Entry 3 by winggoldenwattlewing at Stewart Island, Southland New Zealand on Friday, October 13, 2017
Picked up at the Bookcrossing dinner. Thank you.

Journal Entry 4 by winglytteltonwitchwing at BC Uncon2017 in Stewart Island, Southland New Zealand on Friday, October 13, 2017

Released 2 yrs ago (10/13/2017 UTC) at BC Uncon2017 in Stewart Island, Southland New Zealand

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Journal Entry 5 by winggoldenwattlewing at Steam Punk Museum in Oamaru, Otago New Zealand on Saturday, October 21, 2017

Released 2 yrs ago (10/21/2017 UTC) at Steam Punk Museum in Oamaru, Otago New Zealand

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Released in front of the Doomsday clock in the Steampunk Museum in Oamaru, New Zealand. (With permission.)

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