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The Hummingbird Effect: How Galileo Invented Timekeeping and Forever Changed Modern Life

The Hummingbird Effect: How Galileo Invented Timekeeping and Forever Changed Modern Life

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How the invisible hand of the clock powered the Industrial Revolution and sparked the Information Age. While we appreciate it in the abstract, few of us pause to grasp the miracles of modern life, from artificial light to air conditioning, as Steven Johnson puts it in the excellent How We Got to Now: …

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