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Title The Great Daylight Saving Time Controversy
Author Chris Pearce
Publisher Australian eBook Publisher
Release Date 2017-04-06
Category History
Total Pages 331
ISBN 9781925516968
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Daylight saving time has been described as one of the most controversial issues in modern history. This encyclopedia of daylight saving time commemorates 100 years of the scheme since it was first introduced nationally in 1916 by European countries on both sides of World War I to save fuel. The book examines the origins of daylight saving, including the historical development of calendars, clocks, standard time, and the idea of changing the clock to give more daylight late in the day. It looks at the history of daylight saving in every country that has ever used the measure. It also analyses daylight saving in each state of the US, Australia and Brazil, and each Canadian province. It features many intriguing and often prolonged battles between advocates and critics of daylight saving in countries around the world, as well as lighter moments. It highlights the determination of daylight saving time champions such as the UK’s William Willett, the US’s Robert Garland and Harley Staggers, New Zealand’s Thomas Sidey and Tasmania’s John Steer. It delves into the chaotic daylight saving situations that emerged, notably in the US and Canada, but also elsewhere. Every country and sometimes each state has a different and usually controversial story to tell.

The Remembered Gate by Jay Lamar

Title The Remembered Gate
Author Jay Lamar
Publisher University of Alabama Press
Release Date 2003-09-09
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 283
ISBN 9780817350543
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A sampling of essays by various writers from Alabama offers a glimpse into each writer's formative years, providing evidence that environment, culture, and early experiences have a significant impact on creativity. Reprint.

Spring Forward by Michael Downing

Title Spring Forward
Author Michael Downing
Publisher Counterpoint LLC
Release Date 2009
Category History
Total Pages 228
ISBN 1582434956
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Downing is obsessed with Daylight Saving, the loopy idea that became the most persistent political controversy in American history. Spring Forward is his portrait of public policy in the 20th century, a perennially boiling cauldron of unsubstantiated science, profiteering masked as piety, and mysteriously shifting time-zone boundaries.

Direct Democracy In Canada by J. Patrick Boyer

Title Direct Democracy in Canada
Author J. Patrick Boyer
Publisher Dundurn
Release Date 1996-07-25
Category Political Science
Total Pages 302
ISBN 9781459718845
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A well researched analysis of three national referenda in Canada: prohibition in 1898, conscription in 1942, and the Constitution in 1992.

Daylight Saving Time by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Energy Conservation and Power

Title Daylight Saving Time
Author United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Energy Conservation and Power
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1985
Category Daylight saving
Total Pages 93
ISBN UCR:31210016340760
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Seize The Daylight by David Prerau

Title Seize the Daylight
Author David Prerau
Publisher Basic Books
Release Date 2009-04-28
Category Science
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9780786736959
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Benjamin Franklin conceived of it. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle endorsed it. Winston Churchill campaigned for it. Kaiser Wilhelm first employed it. Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Roosevelt went to war with it, and more recently the United States fought an energy crisis with it. For several months every year, for better or worse, daylight savings time affects vast numbers of people throughout the world. And from Ben Franklin's era to today, its story has been an intriguing and sometimes bizarre amalgam of colorful personalities and serious technical issues, purported costs and perceived benefits, conflicts between interest groups and government policy makers. Daylight savings time impacts diverse and unexpected areas, including agricultural practices, street crime, the reporting of sports scores, traffic accidents, the inheritance rights of twins, and voter turnout.

Sleep Wake Disorders by K. Meier-Ewert

Title Sleep Wake Disorders
Author K. Meier-Ewert
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date 2013-06-29
Category Medical
Total Pages 208
ISBN 9781489902450
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Sleep-wake disorders frequently give rise to severe ailments and varied distresses in a great number of people in the world, disturbing their physical and mental activities and their social function. Sleep-wake disorders are now classified into a great number of cate gories according to their clinical features and etiological factors. Patients with sleep-wake disorders are taken care of not only by specialists for such disorders but also by general physicians and specialists of different physical and mental disorders. In the recent years, the nature of sleep and sleep-wake disorders have been intensively studied by investiga tors belonging to different fields of science including medicine, biology, and psychology in many countries. It is very important for the progress of research that investigators work ing in the related fields in different countries meet together and exchange their findings and ideas. The Japanese-German International Symposium on Sleep-Wake Disorders was held on October 9-10th, 1996 in the old, beautiful city of Erfurt (Germany). This symposium was organized by Professor Karlheinz Meier-Ewert (Schwalmstadt, Germany) and Dr. Masako Okawa (Ichikawa, Japan), with support of the German Society of Sleep Research (President at that time, Professor J. H. Peter) and of the Japanese Society of Sleep Research (President at that time, Professor Y. Hishikawa).

Congressional Record by United States. Congress

Title Congressional Record
Author United States. Congress
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1966
Category Law
Total Pages 86
ISBN IND:30000126161177
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Time and Psychological Explanation
Author Brent D. Slife
Publisher SUNY Press
Release Date 1993-07-01
Category Psychology
Total Pages 343
ISBN 0791414701
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Psychology has been captured by an assumption that is almost totally unrecognized. This assumption—the linearity of time—unduly restricts theory and therapy, yet this restriction is so common, so customary, that it is often completely ignored. This book traces the influence of this assumption and reveals the many overlooked “anomalies” to its dominance. Slife describes the many findings and explanations that are incompatible with linear time in several psychological specialties. He contends that these unnoticed anomalies point to alternative conceptions of time that offer innovative ideas for psychological explanation and treatment.

Title American Dirt Oprah s Book Club
Author Jeanine Cummins
Publisher Flatiron Books
Release Date 2020-01-21
Category Fiction
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9781250209771
Language English, Spanish, and French
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#1 New York Times Bestseller OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK “Extraordinary.” —Stephen King “This book is not simply the great American novel; it’s the great novel of las Americas. It’s the great world novel! This is the international story of our times. Masterful.” —Sandra Cisneros También de este lado hay sueños. On this side, too, there are dreams. Lydia Quixano Pérez lives in the Mexican city of Acapulco. She runs a bookstore. She has a son, Luca, the love of her life, and a wonderful husband who is a journalist. And while there are cracks beginning to show in Acapulco because of the drug cartels, her life is, by and large, fairly comfortable. Even though she knows they’ll never sell, Lydia stocks some of her all-time favorite books in her store. And then one day a man enters the shop to browse and comes up to the register with a few books he would like to buy—two of them her favorites. Javier is erudite. He is charming. And, unbeknownst to Lydia, he is the jefe of the newest drug cartel that has gruesomely taken over the city. When Lydia’s husband’s tell-all profile of Javier is published, none of their lives will ever be the same. Forced to flee, Lydia and eight-year-old Luca soon find themselves miles and worlds away from their comfortable middle-class existence. Instantly transformed into migrants, Lydia and Luca ride la bestia—trains that make their way north toward the United States, which is the only place Javier’s reach doesn’t extend. As they join the countless people trying to reach el norte, Lydia soon sees that everyone is running from something. But what exactly are they running to? American Dirt will leave readers utterly changed. It is a literary achievement filled with poignancy, drama, and humanity on every page. It is one of the most important books for our times. Already being hailed as "a Grapes of Wrath for our times" and "a new American classic," Jeanine Cummins's American Dirt is a rare exploration into the inner hearts of people willing to sacrifice everything for a glimmer of hope.

Title The Global Transformation of Time
Author Vanessa Ogle
Publisher Harvard University Press
Release Date 2015-10-12
Category History
Total Pages 287
ISBN 9780674737020
Language English, Spanish, and French
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As railways, steamships, and telegraph communications brought distant places into unprecedented proximity, previously minor discrepancies in local time-telling became a global problem. Vanessa Ogle’s chronicle of the struggle to standardize clock times and calendars from 1870 to 1950 highlights the many hurdles that proponents of uniformity faced.

Title Through the Eyes of Thomas Pamphlett
Author Chris Pearce
Publisher Australian eBook Publisher
Release Date 2014-12-01
Category History
Total Pages 172
ISBN 9781925177619
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Through the Eyes of Thomas Pamphlett: Convict and Castaway is a non-fiction book in the popular history genre that follows the extraordinary life and times of Australian convict Thomas Pamphlett. He became a brickmaker in early industrial Manchester, UK, before being sentenced to 14 years' transportation to New South Wales in 1810 for stealing a horse. In Sydney, Pamphlett committed a further crime of stealing the windows from Birch Grove House, Balmain, and was given 100 lashes and six months in a gaol gang. He escaped twice before being sent to Newcastle penal colony for several years. Back in Sydney, "temporary insanity" exonerated him from a charge of robbing a house at the Hawkesbury River area. He is best known for his time as a castaway with two others in the Moreton Bay area for seven months in 1823, the year before Brisbane was founded. Four of them had set off in a small open boat to fetch cedar from the Illawarra district before a storm blew them out to sea. They suffered incredible hardships for 25 days somewhere in the ocean, with one succumbing to the elements before they became shipwrecked on Moreton Island. Naked, they thought they were south of Sydney and headed north along the beach. They were actually more than 500 miles north of Sydney already and going further away. The trio lived with various Aboriginal groups before Pamphlett spotted a cutter in the bay off Bribie Island. On board was explorer John Oxley looking for a place for a new penal colony. They showed Oxley the Brisbane River. He put in a favourable report to the Governor and the new Moreton Bay convict settlement was set up the following year. Ironically, for a further crime of stealing, Pamphlett was sentenced to seven years’ transportation to the new Moreton Bay colony, which may never have been founded had he not been rescued by Oxley. The convict colony became Brisbane, capital city of the state of Queensland, Australia. Includes 106 illustrations: maps, old photos, paintings, sketches, etc.

Uniform Time by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce

Title Uniform Time
Author United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1966
Category Daylight saving
Total Pages 143
ISBN UCAL:$B655177
Language English, Spanish, and French
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United States Congressional Serial Set by U. S. Government Printing Office

Title United States Congressional Serial Set
Author U. S. Government Printing Office
Publisher Hardpress Publishing
Release Date 1966
Category
Total Pages 980
ISBN UCAL:$B636178
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This is a reproduction of the original artefact. Generally these books are created from careful scans of the original. This allows us to preserve the book accurately and present it in the way the author intended. Since the original versions are generally quite old, there may occasionally be certain imperfections within these reproductions. We're happy to make these classics available again for future generations to enjoy!

Cogitations Ii by Victor Epp

Title Cogitations II
Author Victor Epp
Publisher Lulu.com
Release Date 2005-08-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 316
ISBN 9781411635319
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A series of essays on ideas and subjects similar to the first book of such essays, and several autobiographical snippets.

Title The Railway Clerk
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1959
Category Clerks
Total Pages 86
ISBN STANFORD:36105128561235
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title From Sundials to Atomic Clocks
Author James Jespersen
Publisher Courier Corporation
Release Date 1999-01-01
Category Science
Total Pages 345
ISBN 9780486409139
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Clear and accessible introduction to the concept of time examines measurement, historic timekeeping methods, uses of time information, role of time in science and technology, and much more. Over 300 illustrations.

District And County Reports by Pennsylvania. Courts

Title District and County Reports
Author Pennsylvania. Courts
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1952
Category Law reports, digests, etc
Total Pages 86
ISBN STANFORD:36105062736124
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Greater New York
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1921
Category New York (N.Y.)
Total Pages 86
ISBN CHI:096634952
Language English, Spanish, and French
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