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Struthers, Rebecca: Hands of Time

A 40,000-year journey through the history of time from an extraordinary watchmaker and historian

*A BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK*

'5/5 A true joy. A work of staggering complexity and bewildering economy.' Telegraph
'A rattling, wonderful, decidedly non-nerdy read.' Observer
'Every page glitters' Spectator
'Mesmerising' New Statesman

'An exquisite book, as beautifully put together as one of the watches Rebecca Struthers describes with such eloquence... What a very wonderful book.' STEPHEN FRY
'Absolutely gorgeous. It blew my socks off' JAY BLADES
'An intensely personal, finely-tuned meditation. A beautiful book' EDMUND DE WAAL
'Beautiful, bewitching and brilliant' LARA MAIKLEM
______________________

In Hands of Time watchmaker and historian Rebecca Struthers welcomes us into the hidden world of watchmaking, and to a history of time that spans centuries and continents.

The invention of timepieces was more significant for human culture than the printing press, or even the wheel. They have travelled the world with us, from the depths of the oceans to the summit of Everest, and even to the Moon. They regulate our daily lives and have sculpted the social and economic development of society in surprising and dramatic ways.

From her workshop bench, Rebecca explores the ways in which timekeeping has indelibly shaped our attitudes to work, leisure, trade, politics, exploration and mortality, and introduces us to some extraordinary devices, each with their own story to tell. Hands of Time is an intricate exploration of the history, science, philosophy, and craft of timekeeping.


Trade Paperback
Autor Struthers, Rebecca
Verlag Hodder & Stoughton
Einband Kartonierter Einband (Kt)
Erscheinungsjahr 2023
Seitenangabe 288 S.
Meldetext Lieferbar in 24 Stunden
Ausgabekennzeichen Englisch
Masse H23.2 cm x B15.2 cm x D2.4 cm 380 g
Coverlag Hodder & Stoughton (Imprint/Brand)

A 40,000-year journey through the history of time from an extraordinary watchmaker and historian

*A BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK*

'5/5 A true joy. A work of staggering complexity and bewildering economy.' Telegraph
'A rattling, wonderful, decidedly non-nerdy read.' Observer
'Every page glitters' Spectator
'Mesmerising' New Statesman

'An exquisite book, as beautifully put together as one of the watches Rebecca Struthers describes with such eloquence... What a very wonderful book.' STEPHEN FRY
'Absolutely gorgeous. It blew my socks off' JAY BLADES
'An intensely personal, finely-tuned meditation. A beautiful book' EDMUND DE WAAL
'Beautiful, bewitching and brilliant' LARA MAIKLEM
______________________

In Hands of Time watchmaker and historian Rebecca Struthers welcomes us into the hidden world of watchmaking, and to a history of time that spans centuries and continents.

The invention of timepieces was more significant for human culture than the printing press, or even the wheel. They have travelled the world with us, from the depths of the oceans to the summit of Everest, and even to the Moon. They regulate our daily lives and have sculpted the social and economic development of society in surprising and dramatic ways.

From her workshop bench, Rebecca explores the ways in which timekeeping has indelibly shaped our attitudes to work, leisure, trade, politics, exploration and mortality, and introduces us to some extraordinary devices, each with their own story to tell. Hands of Time is an intricate exploration of the history, science, philosophy, and craft of timekeeping.


Trade Paperback
CHF 31.90
Verfügbarkeit: Am Lager
ISBN: 978-1-5293-3900-0
Verfügbarkeit: Lieferbar in 24 Stunden

Über den Autor Struthers, Rebecca

Rebecca Struthers is a watchmaker and historian from Birmingham. She co-founded her workshop, Struthers Watchmakers, in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter in 2012. Rebecca and her watchmaker husband, Craig, use heritage equipment and traditional artisan techniques to restore antiquarian pieces and craft bespoke watches. They are among the last handful of watchmakers in the UK making watches from scratch. In 2017, Rebecca became the first watchmaker in British history to earn a PhD in horology. She lives in Staffordshire with Craig, her dog Archie, cats Isla and Alabama, and Morrissey the mouse.

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