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Published: 02 July 2011

480 Pages | 54 b/w halftones, and 16pp color plate section

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199606719

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Time Restored

The Harrison timekeepers and R.T. Gould, the man who knew (almost) everything

Jonathan Betts

  • The first biography of polymath Rupert Gould, the man who in the 1920's restored the great 18th century maritime timekeepers by John Harrison.
  • A significant and unique contribution to the History of Technology as well as to horology.
  • Extensively and extremely well illustrated.
  • Suitable for historians of science and a wide general readership.
  • Gould's flaws are not glossed over, but show the price paid by an obsessive personality when coupled to mental illness.