The Book of Times

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From Seconds to Centuries, a Compendium of Measures

By by Lesley Alderman

Sub Title : From Seconds to Centuries, a Compendium of Measures

Written by : by Lesley Alderman

Subject Category : Business

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An endlessly fascinating, beautifully designed survey of time—how long things take, how long things last, and how we spend our days Our relationship to time is complex and paradoxical: Time stands still. Time also flies. Tomorrow is another day. Yet there's no time like the present. We want to do more in less time, but wish we could slow the clock. And despite all our time-saving devices—iPhones, DVRs, high-speed trains—Americans feel that they have less leisure time than ever. In an era when our time feels fractured and imperiled, The Book of Times encourages readers to ponder time used and time spent. How long does it take to find a new mate, digest a hamburger, or compose a symphony? How much time do we spend daydreaming, texting, and getting ready for work? The book challenges our beliefs and urges us to consider how, and why, some things get faster, some things slow down, and some things never change (the need for seven to eight hours of sleep). Packed with compelling charts, lists, and quizzes, as well as new and intriguing research, The Book of Times is an addictive, browsable, and provocative look at the idea of time from every direction. HarperCollins; February 2013 ISBN 9780062074195 Read online, or download in secure EPUB format Title: The Book of Times Author: Lesley Alderman Imprint: William Morrow Paperbacks Subject categories Business > Careers Reference > Encyclopedias Self-Help Science > Time Reference > Trivia ISBNs 9780062074188 9780062074195 In The Press “This clever and entertaining compendium contains everything you’d want to know about the ticking away of seconds, minutes, hours, days, years, decades and centuries.”

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Business - Careers Reference - Encyclopedias Self-Help Science - Time Reference - Trivia

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9780062074188 - 9780062074195

In The Press:

“This clever and entertaining compendium contains everything you’d want to know about the ticking away of seconds, minutes, hours, days, years, decades and centuries.”

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William Morrow Paperbacks