About Time: From Concept to Clocks (Books for the Apple Watch Launch)

AsShelf Renewal impressive as the Apple Watch is, I’m going out on a limb and saying that the printing press is still at the top of the heap when it comes to innovation. (Along with the wheel, internal combustion engine, and the programmable coffee maker.)

Lead your early adopters into the stacks and remind them where it all began.


Angelmaker, by Nick HarkawayThe Grand Complication

Bid Time Return, by Richard Matheson

A Brief History of Time, by Stephen Hawking

The Clocks, by Agatha Christie

Einstein’s Dreams, by Alan P. Lightman

The Grand Complication, by Allen Kurzweil

Hourmaster, by Christophe Bataille

How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World, by Steven Johnson

brief historyThe Invention of Hugo Cabret: A Novel in Words and Pictures, by Brian Selznick

Principia, by Isaac Newton

The Thirteen Clocks, by James Thurber

Timequake, by Kurt Vonnegut

Tinkers, by Paul Harding



About the Author:

Karen Kleckner Keefe is the director of the Hinsdale (IL) Public Library, a Booklist reviewer, and one of Library Journal's 2009 "Movers and Shakers." Follow her on Twitter at @KarenKleckner.

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