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Revolution in time clocks and the making of the modern world by David S. Landes

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Published by Belknap Press of Harvard University Press in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Clocks and watches -- History.,
  • Horology -- History.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementDavid S. Landes.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsTS542 .L24 1983
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 482 p., [40] p. of plates :
Number of Pages482
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3166498M
ISBN 100674768000
LC Control Number83008489

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