Time Zones Today, as many Americans scurry to set all their clocks ahead one hour, consider that Daylight Saving Time is a fairly modern innovation. As a matter of fact, it wasn't until the efficiency of railroad service forced the nation to develop a more precise system that time zones were born in 1883. Host Lynn Neary speaks with Merritt Ierley, author of Wondrous Contrivances: Technology at the Threshold. {Wondrous Contrivances is published by Clarkson Potter; ISBN: 0609608363.}
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Time Zones

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Time Zones

Time Zones

Time Zones

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Today, as many Americans scurry to set all their clocks ahead one hour, consider that Daylight Saving Time is a fairly modern innovation. As a matter of fact, it wasn't until the efficiency of railroad service forced the nation to develop a more precise system that time zones were born in 1883. Host Lynn Neary speaks with Merritt Ierley, author of Wondrous Contrivances: Technology at the Threshold. {Wondrous Contrivances is published by Clarkson Potter; ISBN: 0609608363.}