Seize the daylight the curious and contentious story of daylight saving time by David S. Prerau

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Published by Thunder"s Mouth Press in New York .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Daylight saving

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references p. (225-233) and index.

Book details

StatementDavid Prerau.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHN49.D3 P74 2005
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 256 p. :
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3439073M
ISBN 101560256559
LC Control Number2005298259
OCLC/WorldCa57688129

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