The invention of clocks and calendars has been very important in shaping the progress of human civilisation. This book tells their story, from early timekeeping methods and devices, and the formation of the modern Western calendar, to the creation of extremely accurate digital clocks. You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Clocks and Calendars! is part of the history strand within the internationally acclaimed You Wouldn't Want to Be series, created and designed by David Salariya.
Fiona Macdonald studied history at Cambridge University and at the University of East Anglia. She has taught in schools and colleges and has written numerous books for children.