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              About Time: A History of Civilization in Twelve Clocks
               

              About Time: A History of Civilization in Twelve Clocks (Hardback)

              By Rooney, David

              • RRP: $41.26
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              Since the dawn of civilisation, we have kept time. But time has always been against us. From the city sundials of ancient Rome to the era of the smartwatch, clocks have been used throughout history to wield power, make money, govern citizens and keep control. Sometimes, also with... clocks, we have fought back. In About Time, time expert David Rooney tells the story of timekeeping, and how it continues to shape our modern world. In twelve chapters, demarcated like the hours of time, we meet the greatest inventions in horological history, from medieval water clocks to monumental sundials, and from coastal time signals to satellites in earth's orbit. We discover how clocks have helped us navigate the world, build empires and even taken us to the brink of destruction. Over the course of this global journey Rooney demonstrates how each of these clocks has shone a spotlight onto human civilisation, and shows us the very real effects clocks continue to have on everything from capitalism, to politics, to our very identity. This is the story of timing. And the story of timing is the story of us.
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              ISBN 9780241370490
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              About Time: A History of Civilization in Twelve Clocks
               

              About Time: A History of Civilization in Twelve Clocks (Paperback)

              By Rooney, David

              • RRP: $26.00
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              • Pub Date
                3 May 22

              'An utterly dazzling book, the best piece of history I have read for a long time' Jerry Brotton, author of A History of the World in Twelve Maps 'Not merely an horologist's delight, but an ingenious meditation on the nature and symbolism of time-keeping itself' Richard Holmes The... measurement of time has always been essential to human civilization, from early Roman sundials to the advent of GPS. But while we have one eye on the time every day, are we aware of the power clocks have given governments, military leaders and business owners, and how they have shaped our lives and our world? In this spectacularly far-reaching book, David Rooney narrates a history of timekeeping and civilization in twelve concise chapters. Over their course, we meet the most epochal inventions in horological history, from medieval water clocks to Renaissance hourglasses, and from stock-exchange timestamps to satellites in Earth's orbit. We discover how clocks have helped people navigate the globe and build empires, but also, on occasion, taken us to the brink of destruction. This is the story of time, and the story of time is the story of us.
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              ISBN 9780241370513
              Released NZ 3 May 2022
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Spaces of Congestion and Traffic: Politics and Technologies in Twentieth-Century London
               

              Spaces of Congestion and Traffic: Politics and Technologies in Twentieth-Century London (Hardback)

              By Rooney, David

              • RRP: $282.00
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              This book provides a political history of urban traffic congestion in the twentieth century, and explores how and why experts from a range of professional disciplines have attempted to solve what they have called `the traffic problem'. It draws on case studies of historical traff...ic projects in London to trace the relationship among technologies, infrastructures, politics, and power on the capital's congested streets. From the visions of urban planners to the concrete realities of engineers, and from the demands of traffic cops and economists to the new world of electronic surveillance, the book examines the political tensions embedded in the streets of our world cities. It also reveals the hand of capital in our traffic landscape. This book challenges conventional wisdom on urban traffic congestion, deploying a broad array of historical and material sources to tell a powerful account of how our cities work and why traffic remains such a problem. It is a welcome addition to literature on histories and geographies of urban mobility and will appeal to students and researchers in the fields of urban history, transport studies, historical geography, planning history, and the history of technology.
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              ISBN 9781138580732
              Released NZ 16 Aug 2018
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Transport and Mobility
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              Wisdom and Management in the Knowledge Economy
               

              Wisdom and Management in the Knowledge Economy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Rooney, David; McKenna, Bernard; Liesch, Peter

              • RRP: $93.99
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              This book reinvigorates the use of wisdom in management and work practice, promoting it as an important research topic and demonstrating how it can be applied across a number of important management areas such as knowledge innovation and strategy.

              ISBN 9781138008830
              Released NZ 25 Feb 2014
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Research in Strategic Management
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              Exploring the Book of Kells
               

              Exploring the Book of Kells (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Expanded colour plate section)

              By Simms, George Otto; Illustrated by Rooney, David; O'Brien, Eoin

              • RRP: $25.99
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              A beautiful and simple introduction to the Book of Kells. George Otto Simms, a world-renowned authority on the Book of Kells, reveals the mysteries hidden in this magnificent manuscript, and the lives of the monks who made it. Newly-expanded colour plate section.

              ISBN 9781847177964
              Publisher O'Brien Press Ltd
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series Exploring
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              Mad Mike: the Life of Brigadier Michael Calvert

              Mad Mike: the Life of Brigadier Michael Calvert (Paperback, New title)

              By Rooney, David

              • RRP: $35.99
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              His success in Burma, followed by his time with the SAS in Europe, made Calvert one of the best known soldiers in the army. However, Calverts life fell apart when he was convicted of gross indecency and dismissed the service. To the end of his days, he maintained that it was a se...tup. This work talks about this person.
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              ISBN 9781844155071
              Released NZ 6 Jun 2006
              Publisher Pen & Sword Books Ltd
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Wisdom and Management in the Knowledge Economy
               

              Wisdom and Management in the Knowledge Economy (Hardback)

              By Rooney, David; McKenna, Bernard; Liesch, Peter

              • RRP: $294.00
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              Imparts the use of wisdom in management and work practice, promoting it as an important research topic and demonstrating how it can be applied across a number of important management areas such as knowledge innovation and strategy.

              ISBN 9780415445733
              Released NZ 24 Feb 2010
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Routledge Research in Strategic Management
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              About Time: A History of Civilization in Twelve Clocks
               

              About Time: A History of Civilization in Twelve Clocks (Hardback)

              By Rooney, David

              • RRP: $61.50
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              A captivating, surprising history of timekeeping and how it has shaped our world.

              ISBN 9780393867930
              Publisher WW Norton & Co
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              Handbook on the Knowledge Economy
               

              Handbook on the Knowledge Economy (Paperback)

              Edited by Rooney, David; Hearn, Greg; Ninan, Abraham

              Defines how knowledge contributes to social and economic life, and vice versa. This book considers five areas critical to acquiring a comprehensive understanding of the knowledge economy, including: the nature of the knowledge economy; social, cooperative, cultural, creative, eth...ical and intellectual capital; and, knowledge and innovation systems.
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              ISBN 9781847208477
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Wingate and the Chindits: Redressing the Balance
               

              Wingate and the Chindits: Redressing the Balance (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Rooney, David

              • RRP: $30.99
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              David Rooney has done Wingate's memory a signal service. The Spectator. Major General Orde Wingate, DSO and two bars, who had created and personally led the Chindits, was killed in an air accident in 1944, at the height of the second Chindit campaign. General Slim joined the worl...d-wide tributes paid to Wingate: but by 1956, to the distress of the Chindits, in his book Defeat Into Victory, Slim was dismissive of Wingate. What had happened to change Slim's mind so completely? David Rooney examines the life and achievements of a maverick soldier who inspired loyalty in some, hostility in others. Rooney's thoughtful and diligent research throws new light on Wingate's intriguing character, discovers why Slim changed his mind, and discloses details of the vendetta by which the military establishment, in the years after his death and following the viciously critical attack in the Official History, attempted to destroy Wingate's reputation. Rooney draws a balanced portrait of a military mind of daring originality, deserving of a better letter. This seminal work of military history is not only an insightful portrait of a unique British commander, but it is essential reading for anyone interested in the Second World War, special forces and the history of the British Army. Praise for Wingate and the Chindits. 'His current book is, therefore, an exercise in setting the record straight... Rooney is presenting an unabashed case for the defense, and he does so with skill. Every student of the Burma campaign will want to examine this book carefully.' (Raymond Callahan, author of Churchill and His Generals and Burma 1942-45) 'David Rooney's Wingate and the Chindits: Redressing the Balance ... attempts to redress the balance in favour of Wingate and to counter the unfair reputation he has acquired, in Rooney's view, among the military establishment.' (History Today)
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              ISBN 9781689705615
              Publisher Independently Published
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