On Time by Gloria Skurzynski audiobook

On Time: From Seasons to Split Seconds

By Gloria Skurzynski
Read by Johanna Parker

Recorded Books, Inc.
0.71 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781470357085

Stars, sundials, hour glasses, wrist watches, 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. "... appealing and informative with ... a nice progression of thought."-Dr. France A. COrdova, former NASA Chief Scientist

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Stars, sundials, hour glasses, wrist watches, 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. "... appealing and informative with ... a nice progression of thought."-Dr. France A. COrdova, former NASA Chief Scientist

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Author Bio: Gloria Skurzynski

Author Bio: Gloria Skurzynski

Gloria Skurzynski has written more than thirty children’s books. Her nonfiction book, Almost the Real Thing, won the American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award. She has written several nonfiction books for National Geographic including Are We Alone?, an NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book for Young People and an IRA/CBC Young Adults’ Choice for 2006. She lives in Boise, ID.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 0.71
Audience: Children (4–7)
Language: English