Time lord : Sir Sandford Fleming and the creation of standard time /

It is difficult today to imagine life before standard time was established in 1884. In the middle of the nineteenth century, for example, there were 144 official time zones in North America alone. The confusion that ensued, especially among the burgeoning railroad companies, was an hourly comedy of...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Blaise, Clark
Format: Book
Published: New York : Vintage Books, 2002
Table of Contents:
  • Foreword: The gauge age
  • Discovery of time
  • Time and democracy
  • What is time?
  • Time and Mr. Fleming
  • Decade of time, 1875-85
  • Practice of time
  • Notes on time and Victorian science
  • Riding the rails
  • Aesthetics of time
  • Prime(s) of Mr. Sandford Fleming
  • Britain, 1887
  • Time, morals, and locomotion,1889
  • Afterword: Ghost of Sandford Fleming.