Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Time Book: A Brief History from Lunar Calendars to Atomic Clocks” as Want to Read:
The Time Book: A Brief History from Lunar Calendars to Atomic Clocks
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Time Book: A Brief History from Lunar Calendars to Atomic Clocks

by
3.89  ·  Rating Details ·  27 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
It’s about time! A fascinating primer explores what it means and how it has been measured, from the waggles of a honeybee to the workings of an atomic clock.

What is time? Why does it fl y when we’re having fun? When did we start keeping track of it — and why do we measure it in such bizarre ways? Explore these and many other timely questions, such as how the first calendar
...more
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published May 12th 2009 by Candlewick Press (first published April 1st 2009)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Time Book, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Time Book

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-47)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Jeffrey Schwartz
Feb 24, 2016 Jeffrey Schwartz rated it really liked it
A superb introduction to the subject of time, pitched at a level that is rewarding for children and adults. Featuring inventive, conceptual illustrations that enliven and clarify the book's ideas.
Lashaunda Brown
Oct 19, 2013 Lashaunda Brown rated it really liked it
The Time Book A Brief History from Lunar Calendars to Atomic Clocks
Overview: This book details ways in which time has been counted among different cultures and time periods.

W.4.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
RI.4.5 Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.

Focus: Compare and Contrast

Step-by-Step:
1. Introduce
...more
Robin
Feb 17, 2010 Robin rated it liked it
The illustrations which combine photos with drawings on differing colored pages draw you to this book on the history of time. Many of the illustrations combine humor like a flying clock, with supporting details for the text on that page. The text also plays along with the illustrations by taking on the shape of a planet or pyramid or copying a shape in the illustration. The text is divided up into 10 chapters, each with a slightly different topic but the chapters are not titled and the topic of ...more
Ginger
Jul 24, 2009 Ginger rated it really liked it
Who knew a book on time could be so interesting? a detailed description of how time has been measured over time, which was very clear in the beginning but became muddier as time went on, in spite of the fact that the author claims the measurement of time has become incredibly accurate.
Terry
May 12, 2009 Terry added it
Shelves: non-fiction
The information in this book is excellent. However, I fear the illustrations in this chapter book will not draw a child into it.

To read our full review, go to The Reading Tub®.
Marianna
Jul 10, 2010 Marianna rated it it was amazing
I found this book to be fascinating. Time is something that is always on the mind, but not something that I had ever though much about as having a history. It's interesting to discover how time developed through the ages.
Margie
Dec 13, 2011 Margie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lars
This is one of those books that I know was fabulous because I keep thinking about it. I'm getting it again from the library so boy #1 can read it. It has a lot of text - set up in chapters, but still a picture book format.
Sam Bloom
Aug 04, 2009 Sam Bloom rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this - very interesting, of course, but I especially love Richard Holland's illustrations (he also did the Museum Book).
Heather
Dec 29, 2009 Heather rated it really liked it
So it's a pretty brief introduction to time and calendars and time-telling devices throughout history, but it is a very interesting one.
Alicia
Alicia rated it really liked it
Dec 14, 2009
Asmit
Asmit rated it it was amazing
Aug 30, 2014
Chethu
Chethu rated it really liked it
Dec 09, 2015
Siskiyou-Suzy
Siskiyou-Suzy rated it really liked it
Aug 17, 2015
Tara
Tara rated it really liked it
Jan 12, 2010
Edward Sullivan
Edward Sullivan rated it really liked it
Jul 25, 2011
Catalina Guerra
Catalina Guerra rated it it was amazing
Apr 08, 2015
Spenser
Spenser rated it really liked it
Feb 19, 2015
Simie
Simie rated it it was amazing
Apr 24, 2013
Chris Haddlesey
Chris Haddlesey rated it it was amazing
Dec 13, 2014
Angel
Angel rated it it was amazing
Jul 10, 2012
Lexi Jared
Lexi Jared rated it liked it
Dec 10, 2014
Ericka
Ericka rated it really liked it
Aug 19, 2009
Amy Brokaw
Amy Brokaw rated it it was ok
Jun 11, 2015
Jade Wickenden
Jade Wickenden rated it really liked it
May 25, 2015
India
India rated it liked it
Apr 22, 2015
Molly Livingston
Molly Livingston rated it liked it
Nov 23, 2013
Donna
Donna rated it did not like it
Jun 24, 2012
Michael Earp
Michael Earp rated it liked it
Dec 29, 2011
Yukari
Yukari added it
May 31, 2009
Alicia
Alicia marked it as to-read
Oct 19, 2009
Chelsea
Chelsea marked it as to-read
Dec 30, 2009
Luann
Luann marked it as to-read
Feb 09, 2010
Daniel Moore
Daniel Moore marked it as to-read
Jun 15, 2010
Timothy Hinkle
Timothy Hinkle marked it as to-read
Nov 22, 2010
Katharine
Katharine marked it as to-read
Dec 13, 2011
Fred Hughes
Fred Hughes marked it as to-read
Feb 09, 2012
Abhisek Halder
Abhisek Halder marked it as to-read
Apr 27, 2013
Mary Lynn
Mary Lynn marked it as to-read
Oct 15, 2013
Syed salman ahmed
Syed salman ahmed marked it as to-read
Dec 28, 2013
Marcia
Marcia marked it as to-read
Oct 27, 2014
Biswapriyo Nath
Biswapriyo Nath marked it as to-read
Dec 12, 2014
Gary Masskin
Gary Masskin marked it as to-read
Jan 18, 2015
Lesley
Lesley marked it as to-read
Jun 18, 2015
Rachel
Rachel added it
Dec 10, 2015
Sam Rayburn
Sam Rayburn marked it as to-read
Feb 09, 2016
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
7279
Martin Jenkins, a conservation biologist, has written several nonfiction books for children, including Ape, Grandma Elephant’s in Charge, The Emperor’s Egg, and Chameleons Are Cool. He lives in Cambridge, England.
More about Martin Jenkins...

Share This Book