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Seize the Daylight The Curious and Contentious Story of Daylight Saving Time

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ISBN-10: 1560257962

ISBN-13: 9781560257967

Edition: N/A

Authors: David Prerau

List price: $14.95
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More than two hundred years in the making-from its invention by Benjamin Franklin in 1784 to the myriad controversies surrounding it today-here is the epic and untold story of daylight saving time. David Prerau weaves a riveting tale of science, history, and politics-a story grand enough to involve luminaries such as Ben Franklin, Winston Churchill, and FDR, but personal enough to revolve around railroad conductors and schoolchildren waiting at bus stops on dark mornings-all about the simple act of setting the clock forward an hour in the spring and back an hour in the fall. Book jacket.
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 2/22/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

The Waste of Daylight
From Sun Time to Standard Time
The First Time
America Takes Its Time
An Hour of Peace
War Time
Clock Chaos
Daylight for Oil
Modern Times
Selected Bibliography