Making Time for Horology

Breguet No. 1188. Tourbillon, The Hermitage Museum

How do you measure your 24 hours? Horology, the art and science of measuring time, has kept horologists like watchmakers and clockmakers busy for centuries.

While in the stacks I discovered a comprehensive work on Breguet time pieces. Abraham-Louis Breguet (1747–1823) has been called the father of modern horology due to the mechanical advancements and inspired craftsmanship he employed in his designs. I won't give up my high school Timex but I sure can appreciate Breguet's work.

Curious about other titles featuring the best of horological advances and the physics of time? These titles will get you started:

Teaching a child how to tell time? The following titles are just a sample of what is available at the library:

Time management? The library has hundreds of titles on the topic. The best time saving tip of all: Give us a call! We are here to help.

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Great blog, Laurie!

Thanks! Keep reading with Denver Public Library.

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