Benjamin Franklin conceived 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. Every spring the clocks go forward, and every autumn they go back. Saving the Daylight explores for the first time the contentious, and often entertaining, story of this deceptively simple attempt to regulate the sunlight hours. Throughout its surprisingly controversial history, Daylight Saving Time has been claimed to have influenced a wide variety of areas, including agricultural practices, the reporting of sports scores, street crime, voter turnout and many other, sometimes unexpected aspects of daily life. The book brings together the historical, political and technical aspects of the fascinating story behind the movement for DST, with many light and offbeat anecdotes.
Publisher: Granta Books
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 210 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 19 mm
'A fascinating and unusual book. It contained points I didn't know, and I enjoyed it immensely' Sir Patrick Moore 'This entertaining book is likely to make your head spin... Plenty of hilarious anecdotes here about the chaos that followed most attempts to save daylight around the world' New Scientist 'A neat account of the attempt to regulate daylight... don't hit the snooze button if Saving the Daylight is on the bedside table' Sunday Express 'This is a fascinating, enlightening book on a subject that continues to generate a lot of heat... I heartily recommend it' Morning Star 'Informed and lively history of why we monkey with time' Sunday Business Post (Dublin) Clocks go back on 29th October 2006. Further information at: www.savingthedaylight.com