Seize the Daylight by David Prerau

Weekly Trip to the Library Benjamin Franklin conceived of it. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle endorsed it. Winston Churchill campaigned for it. Kaiser Wilhelm first employed it. Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Roosevelt went to war with it, and the United States fought an energy crisis with it. For several months every year, daylight saving time (DST) […]

Saving the Daylight Why We Put the Clocks Forward

Weekly Trip to the Library Before going to bed tonight we turn our clocks back an hour. Saving the Daylight by David Prerau tells the remarkable story of daylight saving time (summer time) — the intriguing and entertaining tale of our attempt to regulate the sunlight hours. It chronicles how the revolutionary idea of putting […]