The Great Daylight Saving Time Controversy by Chris Pearce is an encyclopaedia commemorating 100 years of the scheme since it was first brought in by the British Parliament in 1908 and introduced nationally in 1916 by European Countries on both sides of WW1 to save fuel.
I have to be honest and find myself on the team that feels that it would be much better in this day and age to scrap this scheme and just leave it as summer time but reading this and it explaining about how it came about and also all the research I have been swayed to be on team The Great Daylight Saving Time. The book is made up of 5 parts, part 1 spoke about the origins of daylight savings. Part 2 looked at the history of this in the UK and Europe, part 3 covered the USA, Canada and the rest of North America. Australia and New Zealand are spoken about in part 4 and in the final chapter the author writes about Asian, South American and African Countries.
This book is jam packed with research and unless it's something you really want to study in depth at once, I personally preferred to dip in and out, there's no way you can take all this information in during one read. Great job though an ideal point of reference.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 44248 KB
- Print Length: 632 pages
- Publisher: Australian Ebook Publisher (5 April 2017)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B06Y2R5KQ7
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 4 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,290,486 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)