Time to Learn About Time invites children and adults to explore together the fascinating history of time measurement. Attentive to how language itself reveals the evolution of our conception of time, this delightfully illustrated book journeys from ancient sundials to water clocks, hourglasses, mechanical and, finally, atomic clocks. It makes a strong case for preserving and improving on “old fashioned” analog clocks, showing how useful they are and how much one learns from them about the nature of time.
The 70 pages of this book prompts kids (ages 8 and up) who are curious about time to investigate everyday realities such as time zones, egg timers, second hands and town clocks, Time to Learn About Time will stimulate intergenerational dialogue and heighten children’s observations.
Written by a psychologist and a writing teacher in close collaboration with a science illustrator, this book honors human ingenuity and, in child-friendly ways, poses wonderfully down-to-earth questions about the remarkable history of time measurement. Recommended for classrooms and for parent-child partnerships in learning. View an electronic copy of the book here. A hard copy of the book can be purchased for $10.
A hard copy of the book can be purchased for $10.
Puzzles of Time, A Handbook for the New Millennium is designed for young people ages 12-25 and contains a wide range of accessible time-related problems and their solutions drawn from biology, astronomy, psychology, physics and the everyday life of reflective people.
The 70 pages of this book are reader-friendly and guides inquiry through an engaging narrative. In fact, we provide an exploration of time as a fascinating subject that prompts dialogue about history, metaphor, imagination, disciplined and sometimes courageous inquiry, and the limits of commonsense and intuition.
This book is meant to inspire and celebrate curiosity, encourage readers to ask hard questions, and invoke intelligence and imagination in grappling with mysteries. We conclude the book by saying, “As you continue your exploration, you’ll find that to be intrigued by this subject is also to be intrigued by the world.”
This book grew out of the interesting and intriguing material the authors and illustrator uncovered about the intriguing concept of time. Dom Massaro is Emeritus Professor, Donald Rothman (now deceased) was Professor of Literature, Bill Rowe was Research Scientist and Graphic Artist at the University of California, Santa Cruz. View an electronic copy of the book here. A hard copy of the book can be purchased for $10.