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Timekeepers:How the World Became Obsessed With Time

Simon Garfield

British journalist Simon Garfield, the bestselling author of Just My Type: A Book About Fonts (2010), chronicles the very human obsession with time in this lively and captivating new book. Garfield is fascinated by how time seems to speed up or slow down depending on what we are experiencing, and wonders how time has become a dominating force in a world that not long ago was measured by the movement of the sun. He also tackles such topics as luxury watchmaking, political filibusters, railway timetables, and the endless self-help books on time management.