Time Lord: Sir Sandford Fleming and the Creation of Standard Time

Time Lord: Sir Sandford Fleming and the Creation of Standard Time

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It is difficult today to imagine life before standard time was established in 1884. In the middle of the nineteenth century, for example, there were 144 official time zones in North America alone. The confusion that ensued, especially among the burgeoning railroad companies, was an hourly comedy of errors that ultimately threatened to impede progress. The creation of standard time, with its two dozen global time zones, is one of the great inventions of the Victorian… (more)

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Publisher: Vintage (July 27, 2011)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 272 pages

File size: 1.8 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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