Timekeepers: How the World Became Obsessed With Time


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… More at Amazon.

I’m reading this at the moment and so far it is very, very good. Learning lots of silly new facts.

3 thoughts on “Timekeepers: How the World Became Obsessed With Time

      1. that type of search doesn’t work well (love how it assumes I want to see every instance of the word “and” as much as the other words. and in any order) but other simpler searches and skimming show that in studio they’d have 3 hours sets to produce 2 songs each in…

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