9781560256557

Seize the Daylight : The Curious and Contentious Story of Daylight Savings Time

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  • ISBN13:

    9781560256557

  • ISBN10:

    1560256559

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2005-02-17
  • Publisher: Perseus Books Group

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Summary

Not since Longitude has a book on such a seemingly obscure topic captured the imagination of so many readers. And for good reason: daylight saving time is an everyday phenomenon that affects billions of people around the world. Until now, the story behind it has never been told.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi
The Waste of Daylight
1(24)
From Sun Time to Standard Time
25(26)
The First Time
51(20)
America Takes Its Time
71(32)
An Hour of Peace
103(38)
War Time
141(16)
Clock Chaos
157(32)
Daylight for Oil
189(22)
Modern Times
211(14)
Selected Bibliography 225(10)
Acknowledgments 235(4)
Index 239

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