the time book: a brief history from lunar calendars to atomic clocks

Summary:

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.

Educational Themes:

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.

Reading Level:
0.0
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
10 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
8 to 10
Age of child:
Shared with a 9-year-old boy.
Purchase Recommendation:
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.
Little Kid Reaction:

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.

Adult Reader Reaction:

The information in this book is excellent. However, I fear the illustrations in this chapter book will not draw a child into it.

Pros:

Anyone looking for a primer on how time has been measured through the centuries will enjoy this book.

Cons:

There is not a lot of "eye candy" to pull a child into the text.


Title The Time Book: A Brief History From Lunar Calendars To Atomic Clocks
Author Martin Jenkins
Publisher Candlewick Press, Walker Books Group © 2009
Illustrators Richard Holland
ISBN 076364112X
Material Hard Cover
Genres Math, Science, History
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