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The Global Transformation of Time: 1870–1950
by Vanessa Ogle
Harvard University Press, 2015
Cloth: 978-0-674-28614-6 | eISBN: 978-0-674-91599-2
Library of Congress Classification QB223.O35 2015
Dewey Decimal Classification 389.17

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
As railways, steamships, and telegraph communications brought distant places into unprecedented proximity, previously minor discrepancies in local time-telling became a global problem. Vanessa Ogle’s chronicle of the struggle to standardize clock times and calendars from 1870 to 1950 highlights the many hurdles that proponents of uniformity faced.

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