What is time? When did we first use it? Does it always work? How do animals tell time? This book looks at time from the first calendars and clocks to the digital watches and precise time-keeping methods of today.
Reflects on the Muses and the word museum, on why and how people collect things, on different kinds of museums (cabinets, buildings, villages, towns), on their contribution to science and on the notion of classification. This book examines the Elgin Marbles (saved or stolen?), famous fakes, the dodo, and some great collectors.