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Seize the Daylight: The Curious and Contentious Story of Daylight Saving Time
Daylight saving time is an everyday phenomenon tha

 
Our Price: $23.00
By David Prerau (au)
Year: 2005
Pages: 256
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 1-56025-655-9

Product Code: 1422363252

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Daylight saving time is an everyday phenomenon that affects billions of people around the world. Here is a story grand enough to involve luminaries such as Ben Franklin, Winston Churchill, & FDR, but personal enough to revolve around railroad conductors & schoolchildren waiting at bus stops on dark mornings -- all about the simple act of setting the clock forward an hour in the spring & back an hour in the fall. Daylight saving time influences everything from movie attendance to street crime, voter turnout to traffic accidents. It took a “celebrity endorsement” from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle & a Supreme Court decision to make it an actuality -- but 3 U.S. states still refuse to employ it. “A delightfully detailed look at a familiar but under-appreciated subject.” Illustrations.

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