The author investigates and presents the history of time keeping. He covers everything from how the first clocks and calendars came into being to what Einstein contributed to the understanding of time.
The book can be used not only to better understand the concept of time, but also how it was used/thought of in history. There is plenty to contrast and compare about time as a measurement tool.
10 and Up
8 to 10
Shared with a 9-year-old boy.
Borrow or buy. This is a must-have for any school library. Mom or dad would be better served by checking it out of the library.
I showed this book to my nephew to see if he'd be interested. He paged through it quickly and gave it back to me.
The information in this book is excellent. However, I fear the illustrations in this chapter book will not draw a child into it.
Anyone looking for a primer on how time has been measured through the centuries will enjoy this book.
There is not a lot of "eye candy" to pull a child into the text.