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Standard Time Author(s): C. A. Young Reviewed work(s): Source: Science, Vol. 3, No. 81 (Jan. 21, 1882), pp. 15-16 Published by: American Association for the Advancement of Science Stable URL: . Accessed: 09/09/2012 08:11

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changed his residence, he would have to unlearn all his time-relations, and begin again. In fact, if a uniform time-standard were adopted over the whole world, all allusions to the time of day in literature now existing, such statements of the hour as are involved in allmlost every accurate description of an event, would become unintelligible except by a process of translation.




The late Professor Pierce proposed a plan, which, wlhile securing most of the advantages of the uniform FOUR DOLLARS PER YEAR, standard, avoids its worst difficulties. It is to adopt, Two 6 MONTHS, ONE " C not one standard for the country, but a series of stand3 TEN CENTS. SINGLE COPIES, ard, (four would be needed) agreeing exactly in their minutes and seconds, but differing by entire hours, PUBLISHED AT We should then have Atlantic time, Mississippi time, TRIBUNE BUILDING, NEW YORK. Mountain time, and Pacific time. Since the minutes 3838. P. 0. Box and seconds...