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Chambers, Robert, 1802-1871 / Chambers's book of days, a miscellany of popular antiquities in connection with the calendar, including anecdote, biography & history, curiosities of literature and oddities of human life and character
Vol. I (1879)

List of illustrations,   pp. vii-viii ff. PDF (1.6 MB)


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DIAL EXHIBITING THE DIFFERENCE IN TIME AT VARIOUS POINTS ON THE GLOBE.
The farther eastward places are situated, the sooner any particular hour of the day orcurs; hence the difference
in time in different localities-the difference heing four minutes for every degree of longitude. It is therefore soon in
London about five hours before it is noon in New York, or when it is noon at the latter place it is nearly five o'clock
in London, and nearly seven o'clock in St. Petersburg.                                      VOL. I., page 1.
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