We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
 >   > 
On Time: From Seasons to Split Seconds | [Gloria Skurzynski]

On Time: From Seasons to Split Seconds

Stars, sundials, hour glasses, wristwatches, pendulum clocks, atomic clocks - all of these have been used to keep time. Whether recording split seconds, seasons, years, or centuries, human beings have always tried to find the best and most accurate way to chronicle the passing of time. In prehistoric times, early humans had only the signs of nature to keep track of when it was time to hunt, forage, or take shelter. Then came the rock formations at Stonehenge, the Roman sundials, and the Mayan astronomical calendars.
Regular Price:$9.09
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

Stars, sundials, hour glasses, wristwatches, pendulum clocks, atomic clocks - all of these have been used to keep time. Whether recording split seconds, seasons, years, or centuries, human beings have always tried to find the best and most accurate way to chronicle the passing of time. In prehistoric times, early humans had only the signs of nature to keep track of when it was time to hunt, forage, or take shelter. Then came the rock formations at Stonehenge, the Roman sundials, and the Mayan astronomical calendars. Today, scientists have instruments than can precisely clock time down to the nanosecond.

How timekeeping progressed from its first simple steps to its modern accuracy is an incredible story that will forever capture the imagination. Teamed with the National Geographic Society, author Gloria Skurzynski - a recipient of the American Institute of Physics Children’s Science-Writing Award - presents a fascinating and exciting history of timekeeping in On Time. A riveting reading by narrator Johanna Parker will thoroughly captivate listeners.

©2000 Gloria Skurzynski (P)2008 Recorded Books

What Members Say


There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.