Making Time for Horology
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:
- Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World by G.H. Baillie
- Time's Pendulum: The Quest to Capture Time-- From Sundials to Atomic Clocks by Jo Ellen Barnett
Teaching a child how to tell time? The following titles are just a sample of what is available at the library:
- Telling Time: How to Tell Time on a Digital and Analog Clocks by Jules Older
- Bunny Day: Telling Time from Breakfast to Bedtime by Rick Walton
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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